Lourdes: I work with low-income families in the Tenderloin, many of whom are dealing with overcrowded SRO's.”
Families and children are a really overlooked demographic in this neighborhood, because people think the Tenderloin is only populated by drug addicts. We really need stronger youth programs to serve our families.
Peggy: We know what it's like to struggle to stay together as a family.
I immigrated here in 2003, and the happiest day of our lives was getting married July 11, 2008. Now we're fighting to stay together, because our legal marriage doesn't guarantee me citizenship. Immigrant and LGBT rights should be a priority for the entire city.”