Mai Chong Xiong
More than 10 years ago, as a first-generation college student, Mai Chong committed her life to racial justice work. As a Hmong daughter of refugees who grew up living in poverty, she saw how her family and many in her community bore the brunt of a system that was not built to put equity, working families, and Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color at the center of it. She knew this needed to change.
Mai Chong knows building a future rooted in racial, social, & gender justice for all requires us to build a people-powered movement from the ground up. It needs to reflect our deepest hopes and dreams with leaders at the frontlines who lead with boldness and courage.
As a mother of two, as a caregiver of her elderly parents-in-law, as a woman of color, as a wife, and a proud advocate for Saint Paul's East Side, she is taking her leadership as an organizer, current legislative aide to Saint Paul Councilmember Dai Thao, Co-Chair of TakeAction Minnesota, and much more to run for Minnesota Ramsey County Commission (District 6) to fight for the future we all deserve -- a future where all people regardless of race, class, gender, and age can live dignified lives in joy, hope, and love.