LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATE FOR THE CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY
Aeiramique Glass Blake is an advocate in the California area and is a candidate for the California State Assembly. Although she is very new to the world of politics, her long run as an advocate for issues such as criminal justice reform have prepared her for this challenge. Aeiramique advocates for issues like families separated at the U.S border, Black Lives Matter, homelessness and women’s rights.
While doing some research, I found out she has done some bold things to get people to see these issues. She has slept outside of San Diego’s City Hall building for several days to protest against the arrests of homeless people, and she has tied herself to a fence with other members of her advocacy groups to protest the separation of families at the border.
In an article written by herself for the San Diego Union Tribune, Glass Blake discusses her opinion on the murder of George Floyd that occurred in May 2020. She discusses how people are saying Floyd “sacrificed” his life in order for the Black Lives Matter movement to grow exponentially, but she and many others completely disagree with that statement. She writes that George Floyd did not sacrifice his life; he wanted to live and was murdered.
Glass Blake also writes in another one of her articles that even though many people view California as a left leaning, progressive state, she has been disappointed in many of the acts and bills that California has not passed. In this article, she contributes to the conversation on racial equality by stating that California and other states need to move forward. She also serves as a restorative justice practitioner, which means she wants to bring everyone involved in a crime (offender, victim, community, etc.) and try to get to the root of how the crime impacted everybody and how each party must move going forward.