Delegate Profile: Wang-Yu Vu

wang-yu-vu-delegate-aapiHmong American Wang-Yu Vu is a delegate from Minnesota. A real estate broker, Wang-Yu’s passion is to help underrepresented people and advocate for them.

“I want to build a better community where everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, marital status, disability, familial status, and sexual orientation lives harmoniously and peacefully together,” he wrote.

Why do you support Hillary for president in 2016?
She is the most qualified candidate with a clear understanding what and how our rich diversity contributes to the economy growth, help to build the country, and strengthen our communities.

Which of Hillary’s platforms resonate with you most and why?
Hmong Americans have made modest gains in educational attainment, but studies still show high proportion of high school and college dropouts especially male students among all Southeast Asian groups.  Hillary’s New College Compact plan can make higher education more affordable for low-income families, especially community college and four year colleges with support and retention services for students.

If Hillary is elected in 2016, what kind of lasting impact will her Presidency have on AAPI communities across the U.S.?
Our AAPI issues will have more opportunities to resonate at the highest level of government.

Why do you believe AAPIs support Hillary for President in 2016?
She will fight for AAPIs.

This is part of a series of profiles of AAPI delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention compiled by Ivy Wei.