Mariza Ruelas

Mariza is a food activist, cook, and single mom, who uses her platform to promote economic opportunity for others. She is a long-time advocate for AB 626, meeting frequently with legislators and stakeholders in Sacramento. Mariza’s activist work in support of home cooking has been covered by Time Magazine, the Guardian, and the Washington Post.

I believe home cooking laws are critical for creating economic opportunity in California. I've seen first hand how allowing neighbors to buy home-cooked meals can help bring people together and change lives.