Honoring the Life of Carmen Ramirez

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Carmen Ramirez, recently deceased, who was a longtime advocate and attorney in the legal aid sector, and a OneJustice Board Emeritus, serving with us for over a decade. Ms. Ramirez embodied an uninterrupted dedication to justice and started her practice career providing legal aid with the Channel Counties Legal Services. She leaves us as chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors, the first Latina to serve in this role. The annual SCAG Scholarship awarded in Ventura County will now be named the “Carmen Ramirez Memorial Scholarship” and the council proclamation declares that Carmen “spent her life in dedicated service to her community, championing sustainability, mobility and equity, and tirelessly supporting numerous local civic organizations.” We encourage everyone to donate to her scholarship fund, and we will always hold Ms. Ramirez in our hearts and model her dedication to expanding justice in the work that we do.