Annetta joined the house of labor in 2016 and currently serves as the Southern California Political Coordinator for SEIU Local 2015, California’s largest long term care union representing over 325,000 workers. Prior to joining labor, she worked under the leadership of Anthony Thigpenn at California Calls –an organization focused on achieving progressive, long-term tax and fiscal policy reform by engaging underrepresented, low-income voters in state public policy decision-making. She served in her role as an Organizing Coordinator for four years overseeing six organizations in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties.
During her four years at California Calls, Annetta took a leave of absence in 2015 to play an instrumental role in facilitating the field campaign that led Marqueece Harris-Dawson to a 61% victory to represent the people of the 8th district as City Councilman.
Annetta has had a long history in the social justice movement that began with Community Coalition. Although she taught preschool for several years after college, Wells returned to her roots of community organizing at CoCo where her political lens was first developed as a teenager and founding member of SCYEA, the organization’s youth program centered at building up youth leadership to transform schools, and the economic and social conditions that foster crime, addition and abuse in South LA.
Annetta is an alumna of Cal State University Northridge where she majored in Sociology and was a star track and field athlete.
Fun Fact: I love singing Tina Turner’s Proud Mary during karaoke.