Mai (35). Executive Director. Hmong.
Q: Why are you voting?
A: For my family, my community, and because I want a better world for the people I love.
Q: As an Asian American do you feel that your voice is represented in your community?
A: No, and that’s why I am currently running for Sacramento City Council. Often policy decisions are made for us not by us, and that must change.
Before COVID, inequities existed. During COVID, they’re highlighted and the disparities have been exacerbated. At the core of the recovery, we have to focus on supporting people that have been left behind. We suspended our campaign to work on supporting folks in our community that have been seriously impacted - whether that means economically, physically, or spiritually.
I want to help build a pipeline of young, diverse leaders on a local level. I also want to ensure that every decision we make takes the most vulnerable into consideration. Vulnerable folks are so often seen as the problem - but more often than not, they’re the problem solvers.