Andrea Marta, Campaign Manager
Andrea Marta is the Campaign Manager for the LIVE FREE Campaign, an initiative of the PICO National Network focused on ending the criminalization of people of color through empowering those directly impacted by mass incarceration to lead in the local, state and national arenas. Andrea began her organizing career at age 14 when she was motivated to join a PICO affiliated organization in San Francisco as a volunteer leader following a drive by shooting at her congregation during a youth dance. In response, she helped to advocate for and design a $7M youth center in her neighborhood. By age 23 her organizing work led her to Congregations Organizing for Renewal, PICO’s Southern Alameda County affiliate, where she led a multi-year organizing campaign to address youth violence that ultimately won a ballot measure that directed $4 million in city funding to Ceasefire and other violence prevention strategies. In recent years, Andrea has played key roles in helping to move the President to Ban the Box on all federal jobs, playing a leadership role in PICO CA's Prop 47 voter engagement strategy, organizing PICO California’s Pilgrimage for a Pathway to Citizenship, which covered 285 miles in 21 days, and in coordinating PICO’s first statewide civic engagement campaign in 2012.
Andrea currently resides in San Francisco with her husband of eleven years, Yahir, and two beautiful children, Jair (9) and Tatiana (5).