I am the daughter of immigrants who came to the City of Sanger, searching for the Central Valley Dream. My parents seized opportunities in the agricultural industry that helped them achieve that vision. The road there has been a tumultuous one, and I know that this is something true for many who live here.
Poverty in our Central Valley DOES NOT discriminate. Our current statewide unemployment rate of 16% compared to the Central Valley exceeding a whopping 18%.
As painful as this is to remember, I know too well the harsh realities of living in poverty. Poverty is the one thing I can say that I hate. But, living through this painful experience has motivated me to fight for our communities with a focus on expanding job opportunities, improving access to healthcare, and making sure we receive our fair share of resources.