WHY ELECT MARILY MONDEJAR
Under her leadership as founding executive director of the Filipina Women's Network
, Marily grew the organization into a nationwide e-membership of almost 10,000 members in 19 states.
|I will bring my grassroots fundraising, community organizing experience, voter engagement, bi-cultural voice, and immigrant perspective to support the DCCC's agenda and goals. I would like to lead a targeted Democratic recruitment and voter education especially of new immigrants, minority women and LGBT youth.
The DCCC needs a fresh voice.
Marily has a proven track record in developing coalitions among disparate groups to rally and campaign against domestic violence
, support hotel workers’ strike and raise funds for disaster relief operations.
| I have a long history of leading and engaging community organizations, civic and professional associations like the FRIENDS of the SF Commission on the Status of Women, Leadership California, San Francisco Women's Political Committee (SFWPC), Emerge California, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), FilAm Democratic Caucus, Sweatfree Procurement Advisory Board, Justice & Courage Oversight Project, among others.
Filipinos in San Francisco vote Democratic. Filipinos are the 2nd highest Asian voting population in the City and yet there have only been two Filipinos elected to the DCCC in its history, and there are none currently serving. There are 36,437 Filipinos in San Francisco (2010 Census).
I want to bring my bi-cultural voice and immigrant perspective to the important decisions being made at the DCCC especially in the support, election and appointment of commissioners and judges.
Nominated by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Marily received the Award for Excellence in Civil Rights from the California Asian Pacific Islander Joint Legislative Caucus
in 2010. She was appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee to the San Francisco Redistricting Task Force
in 2011. Recently, she was recognized as a Local Hero by KQED
to mark Women's History Month 2012.
|I want to see more minority women elected to the leadership of the DCCC. As a graduate of Emerge (an organization that recruits Democratic women to run for political office), I have become more aware of the importance of including a woman's perspective in decisions affecting the city's residents.
I want to bring a younger, vibrant energy to the DCCC focused on minority and LGBT youth. I will push for a DCCC agenda that is fair and serves all residents of San Francisco regardless of economic class, sexual orientation and immigrant status and helps to provide an affordable place to live, MUNI service that works, and programs that will create jobs.