Power Analysis

Workshop Description:

Karla Zombro of the Million Voters Project will walk you through the power analysis framework and process. Power Analysis is a visual and interactive tool that is used to map and understand power relationships in the communities where we live or places where we work. The 8-step process facilitates a collective analysis of power dynamics, including who holds power; who is positioned to influence decision-makers; who is most impacted by the decisions, and who has potential power but is being left out of the decision-making process. By investigating these dynamics through the Power Analysis Tool, we can further develop strategies and tactics for winning campaigns and building long-term grassroots power.

Workshop Leader:

Karla Zombro serves as MVP Deputy Director and leads MVP’s Strategic Campaigns, Power Building Programs, and Coalition Building. She previously led MVP’s large-scale voter engagement programs, which have contributed the largest Get Out the Vote programs in California in every election cycle since its founding in 2015. Karla is a longtime community and labor organizer and the former Field Director for California Calls, where she partnered with local community organizations across the state to build Integrated Voter Engagement capacity. Before CA Calls, Karla was a Lead Organizer at SEIU 1877 (Justice for Janitors, Si Senor!) from 1994 to 1999 and in the early 2000s, Karla held a variety of Organizing roles at SCOPE/AGENDA in Los Angeles. A first-generation college student, Karla earned her BA in Women’s Studies at UCLA.