I am one of four children of a hardworking immigrant household, and grew up in the Westlake/Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. Among my proudest accomplishments are raising my daughter and putting myself from community college, through grad school. I received my MPA from USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy. I am a mother of a millennial, a young lady who dedicates her time working for a nonprofit in health care, just as important, I am a proud grandmother to two very handsome boys. In my profession, I am a public servant at a local municipality and am still activate with community organizations particularly in education and helping our youth.
I am passionate about speaking out against injustices, such as economic disparities, lack of access to resources for young people in urban communities, equalizing the disproportionate inequities girls face. Other broader issues include fight to secure healthcare for all, push back against cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. preservation of social security for our seniors and coming generations, advocating for sound immigration policies that will protect hard working everyday people and prevent further separation of families. advocate for environment protection.
I am a strong believer stricter campaign finance and that we should have term limits at the federal leverl to help rid special interests out of policy-making and make government, whether local, state or federal - work for the people!
In the district I have spent countless hours volunteering my time to many community causes. I have been a labor, community and political organizer, and have had the privilege to serve in my local neighborhood council, on the Boys & Girls Club of East LA, the CA State Bar's Committee of Bar Examiners and founding member of the Crown Jewel Club, an organization that teaches girls about citizenry and etiquette. Currently, I volunteet for a Salvadoran organization in helping find resources for young people so that they are better trained to meet the demands of El Salvador and reduce the life risking plight to flee abroad to find opportunities.
Belvedere * Boyle Heights * Downtown LA * Eagle Rock * Echo Park * El Sereno * Glassell Park * Koreatown * Highland Park/Garvanza * Lincoln Heights * Little Tokyo * Mt. Washington * Montecito Heights * Pico Union * Westlake
The congressional district I reside in has over 700M people, over 300M voters and over 200M househlolds.
Politicians and politics are business as usual. Looking forward to term limits in the house of representatives, to minimize the revolving door of corporate money in policy-making. Being a democrat DOES NOT exclude advocating for ALL hard-working people, children, seniors, veterans and the environment.
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