Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

SCE Vice President of Local Public Affairs joins APALC Board

APALC is pleased to welcome Veronica Gutierrez, vice president of local public affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), to its Board of Directors. Gutierrez is responsible for SCE community and government relations at the municipal and county levels, and also for licensing for SCE’s major transmission projects.

Prior to her current role, Gutierrez was vice president of corporate communications responsible for all SCE communications and the community involvement functions in the department. She was director of Public Affairs for Edison International (EIX), responsible for advancing initiatives and outreach efforts on the company’s behalf and focused on company efforts to positively influence global warming issues and advance new infrastructure development. Gutierrez also has held positions for SCE and its parent company, Edison International, in Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Sacramento.

Before joining SCE, Gutierrez worked on the staffs of Los Angeles City Councilmember Jackie Goldberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina. She practiced law as a civil rights attorney with Litt and Associates, where she focused on cases involving police abuse, housing discrimination, and employment discrimination.

APALC recently formed a partnership with SCE to provide Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and Latino families in the San Gabriel Valley with information, community education and leadership development programs in an effort to support an ongoing process to promote lifelong learning, community building, and civic engagement.

SCE support will help APALC continue engaging youth and parents through its Parent Leadership Program, Student Leadership Network, and Family Forum in the San Gabriel Valley. The partnership will also help address critical issues such as electrical safety, focusing on providing multilingual outreach and materials to immigrant communities.

Thanks to SCE, APALC will provide youth and parents with information on pre- and post-storm electrical safety, as well as other topics and issues regarding family, neighborhood, and community safety.

“SCE recognizes the community's concern about a lack of resources on health and safety issues that are linguistically and culturally accessible, especially for families in the Asian American community,” said Marvin Andrade, APALC’s director of leadership development.   “Community education is the vehicle for youth and parents to enhance their lives and communities through learning and collaboration. By sharing information, addressing important issues and working together we improve the quality of life for all, and our partnership with SCE will help us do just that.”

FOR LEGAL HELP

Advancing Justice-LA's helplines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, public benefits, employement, housing, and civil rights. 

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
도움이 필요하십니까: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583

For any questions about DRAI, please visit: https://advancingjustice-la.org/drai.

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.