Victoria Virasingh Is Running For Congress As A Latina Indian American From Virginia
Daughter of Punjabi Sikh father and Ecuadorian mother to address challenges of everyday struggles in her community
FREMONT, CA: Victoria Virasingh, a progressive Democrat born and raised in Arlington, runs for the US House of Representatives from Virginia's 8th Congressional District. She is the daughter of a Punjabi Sikh father and an Ecuadorian mother. Virasingh is the first Latina, Asian, and woman to ever appear on the ballot for this election. She is also the first and only woman to run for this office. Her campaign is breaking down boundaries, motivating new voter involvement in the political process, and gaining support from organizations all around the country, she claims, ahead of Virginia's sole Democratic primary on June 21.
Given that minorities make up 48 percent of the population in VA-08, her lived experience as a Latina-Asian American provides her with unique insights into the everyday problems that many in her community confront, according to the daughter of immigrants. Her campaign claims that she is running for Congress to address these issues once and for all and that she is paving the way for future young women of color to follow in her footsteps. Virasingh has considerable professional experience in the government, non-profit, and commercial sectors, according to the statement. She holds a bachelor's degree in international relations and a master's degree in Latin American studies.
It's not easy to be the first at anything. Nonetheless, according to the campaign, Virasingh has risen to the occasion with the support of a large community. Her campaign received 1,628 signatures from residents supporting her candidacy, well above the needed 1,000. In terms of funding, she elected not to take money from political action committees and instead solicited donations from over 1,000 individual individuals. According to the media, many national groups have endorsed Virasingh's congressional campaign because of her compassion, pragmatism, fearlessness, and daring. The 'Barrier to Entry' PAC, for example, supports candidates and campaign workers from working-class backgrounds as they carve out a place in politics. In the Democratic political landscape, there are several paths to go.