Vatsady Sivongxay's family immigrated to the United States as refugees from Laos when she was very young. She has lived in the area since 2010.
Vatsady Sivongxay is a first-time candidate for office. She was the Directory of Public Policy for Boston City Council District 7 from 2014-2016, for Councillor Tito Jackson. A trained attorney, she is also a trustee of the Harry H. Dow Memorial Legal Assistance Fund, which helps Asian Americans who have barriers to the legal system, and she is a board member of the Asian American Lawyers Association.
We left Laos because of Vietnam War. ... I lived in the refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines for a little over 2 1/2 years. I arrived in the US when I was 4 1/2 years old.
The common objective of many anti-growth and pro-growth advocates is to create long-term affordable housing without displacement. We need an equity-centered urban planning process that will result in more affordable housing options.
Mr. President, the agenda you push is dark and un-American. It stokes hate and fear at home, and closes us off to the rest of the world. We are a nation of immigrants who love our country, cherish its mix of ethnicities and cultures, and proudly contribute to the next chapter in its history.
I know what it means to live without freedom, opportunity, or dignity. I know that we must always be vigilant in protecting our rights and that is why I stand as a proud American in opposition to the dark narrative that your recent actions suggest.
Vatsady Sivongxay, Candidate for City Council.
Cambridge Community Television .
Episode 4: Who are the new generation?.
Backyard Cambridge (Podcast) Oct. 26, 2017.
The Breakthrough: How Women of Color are Transforming Boston and Cambridge Politics.
The Tufts Observer Oct. 10, 2017.
Why a record number of Cambridge women are running for City Council.
Wicked Local Cambridge Oct. 3, 2017. Excerpt
Amy Saltzman, Bill Whelan.
Cambridge Muslims, immigrants: Trump agenda is ‘un-American’.
Wicked Local Cambridge Feb. 1, 2017. Excerpt
Guest column: I choose to see the goodness, Mr. President.
Wicked Local Cambridge Jan. 31, 2017. Excerpt
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