Dulce will be the first out bisexual woman elected to the CA State Assembly!
Dulce is a Mexican-born, formerly undocumented, bi Latina. Her story is not unlike many other immigrant stories across Los Angeles. She was born in Mexico, migrated to the states, and cleaned houses with her mom. She attended public schools and qualified for free and reduced breakfast and lunch.
Helping other Latinos achieve educational success has driven Dulce’s work, and she has spent the last decade mentoring young women in South Central LA, as well as advocating for more inclusive education policies. She is passionate about serving her community, most recently as an appointee of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on the El Pueblo/Olvera Street Board of Commissioners and as a Neighborhood Council Member.
Dulce is an education advocate–creating robust partnerships with a cross-section of business, government, and philanthropic organizations to promote higher education for low-income and first-generation students. These efforts create opportunities that uplift students, families, and entire communities. She earned her BA from Northwestern University, where she was a Gates Millennium Scholar, and her Master’s in Public Policy from UCLA.
Dulce is running to fight for her community. She knows that we need liveable neighborhoods. We need to reimagine what public safety means. We need to bridge the gaps in education. We need to protect and expand access to safe, legal abortion and quality healthcare. And we need to achieve full, lived equality for women, immigrants, the LGBTQ+ community, and communities of color.
In her spare time, she loves to run, spend time with her husband and dogs, and cheer for LAFC. For more information please visit www.dulcevasquez.com.