Legislative District 32, Representative Position 1 — Cindy Ryu

Cindy Ryu (Courtesy Photo)

What are specific ways you have helped people of color and/or the immigrant community?

As Chair of the Members of Color Caucus, I led the charge on Department of Licensing and other agencies changing and reviewing their data collection and sharing practices to safeguard data privacy for all.

What is the biggest legislative priority for communities of color and the immigrant community in the next few years? Do you think there are legislative concerns that are unique to these communities?

Housing affordability and access to homeownership is especially important for persons of color and immigrants for their families’ financial security and safety. Homeownership is one of the best ways to build up wealth and lead to a stronger democracy.

What are specific ways that the office you seek would affect communities of color and the immigrant community, if you are elected?

As a women of color and one of few immigrants serving in the Legislature, I have a dual role of both representing my constituents in the 32nd Legislative District and representing communities of color and immigrant populations at large. I will seek linguistic and culturally appropriate delivery of services and increase awareness and visibilities of diverse communities which make Washington state such a wonderful place to live.