Delegate Profile: Grace Barrios

Filipina American Grace Barrios is a convention delegate from California. A small business owner, she is also Vice President of Outreach for PALAD (Pilipino American LA Democrats).

Why do you support Hillary for president in 2016?
I’m a mother of four daughters, including my youngest who has special needs. Hillary understands and works for children and working families like mine.

Which of Hillary’s platforms resonate with you most and why?
Healthcare, education (especially preschool and free college tuition), $15 minimum wage, environmental protection, and solar energy.

If Hillary is elected in 2016, what kind of lasting impact will her presidency have on AAPI communities across the U.S.?
Hillary will work on immigration reform that greatly impacts AAPI communities.

Why do you believe AAPIs support Hillary for President in 2016?
Hillary, together with Bill Clinton, understands and has always reached out to the AAPI communities and [Bill Clinton] started the White House AAPI Initiative.

This is the first in a series of profiles of AAPI delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention compiled by Ivy Wei. If you’re a delegate, we’d love to profile you!