While 2020 created new obstacles, it also provided new opportunities: we secured wins for our clients, supported communities across Southern California, and had a seat at the table for this year’s political discourse. Here are our staff’s top achievements of 2020.
With our move finally announced, we wanted to share a few reflections the Cerrell team has made leading up to this big announcement. While we want to look back on the good times we’ve had in Larchmont Village, we also want to share what we are excited to experience at our new home in the Miracle Mile.
With unemployment rates soaring, economic uncertainty is now a real concern for people and communities across the country and throughout the world. For people furloughed in industries like service and hospitality and for extremely vulnerable populations like low-income families with children and unhoused individuals, resources and support are critically needed.
Today we honor the memory of our beloved Lee Cerrell. Lee was not only a pioneering political consultant and campaign advisor, but an incredible mentor, friend, and mom to those at Cerrell and in her community. She was a changemaker, undoubtedly setting the stage for future generations of women in politics. We often say she’s one of the reasons we reference ourselves as a Cerrell family—and we’re proud to have been able to continue this tradition. Here’s to you Lee.
When I decided to run, I was immediately faced with criticism. “You’re too young; wait your turn; you’re too inexperienced; you don’t have any major financial backers,” and the list goes on. I was a 26-year-old public policy graduate from UC San Diego with three years of experience working at Cerrell and very little political capital.