Carla Solis was born in Mexico and raised in Turlock, CA, by her mother. Since she was a young child, she noticed the correlation between a person’s income levels and their opportunity to enjoy good health, access stable housing, and receive a quality education. Those glaring inequities motivated Carla to become the vocal advocate and organizer she is today regarding issues impacting underserved and low-income families, such as livable wages and affordable housing. She believes that immigrant and working families should have the same access their wealthier counterparts have to the resources they deserve and need to thrive.
Prior to CNC, Carla worked with youth at risk, dyslexic children, and adults with developmental disabilities. She had the honor of working with Working America, an AFL-CIO community affiliate. In 2018 in her role as a Working America canvasser and then as a field manager, she helped turnout voters in Stanislaus County who elected progressive candidate Josh Harder to the 10th Congressional District of California. After the election, she worked on a unique bilingual project for the United Domestic Workers in Riverside and Orange County, representing home care providers and clients.
During the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, Carla led CNC’s Get Out the Vote non-partisan field campaign in the 13th Congressional District. Under her leadership, phone and canvassing teams engaged with thousands of first-time and low-propensity voters from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. As a result of her team’s work, Merced County received media recognition in November from the Fresno Bee’s Tim Sheehan, boosting voter awareness.
Carla’s three children inspire her to advocate for those that feel defeated by coming together with neighbors to create a better future.