Santa Ana, CA – Having recently announced his candidacy for Mayor of Santa Ana, City Councilman Jose Solorio unveiled his Solorio’s City Organizers program, which will give local college students an opportunity to get involved in their community and be paid as organizers.
Instead of spending $25,000 on a campaign poll as he initially planned, Solorio chose to invest in Santa Ana college students by creating a team of organizers to help the campaign connect with as many voters as possible. Organizers will be rooted in the city, conducting regular outreach activities and the Solorio Survey to keep a finger on the pulse of what matters to Santa Ana residents.
“This is an excellent way to get our talented local college students engaged, to pay them a fair wage, and to reach deep into the community and hear directly from the people,” Solorio said. “I’m proud to be launching this program because it aligns with why I’m running – to ensure that all Santa Ana residents have a voice and that we plan wisely for the future. I also want us to start building a New Santa Ana Economy, and that starts by investing in our local residents and partnering with our businesses and organizations to help them succeed.”
The Solorio for Mayor 2020 campaign is “looking for talented and social college students” to work on a cutting-edge political and community organizing campaign. Solorio says there is a lot of work to be done in Santa Ana, and since many college students are in the midst of a summer break, his “campaign is ready to interview applicants and hire the City’s best. “Together, we will dream big, campaign hard, and win in November 2020!”
Applicants for the Solorio’s City Organizers program must be currently enrolled in a four-year university, community college, or be recent college graduates. Although not required, priority will be given to applicants who are bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese, or English/Arabic). Solorio’s City Organizers will be paid $18 per hour and college credit may also be available for some students. Solorio’s City Organizers will develop strong political and policy skills while working closely in their community. Spaces are limited, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from now through November 2020. Interested applicants may email their resume to Michele@JoseSolorio.com.
Jose Solorio is a Santa Ana City Council Member. He previously represented the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana in the State Assembly for six years. He holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Irvine and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.