MEET ANGELICA DUENAS
Who is Angelica Dueñas?
Angelica Dueñas was born and raised in Sun Valley by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dueñas, who immigrated from Mexico.
Angelica has lived a life familiar to that of many other locals, and is a product of public school through LAUSD, including Roscoe Elementary School, Byrd Middle School, and Polytechnic High School.
A defining event in Angelica's childhood was when her mother lost her job in 1997. Mrs. Dueñas had worked 21 years at the Price Pfister factory in Pacoima.
During this time countless companies, and livelihoods, were driven out of our country, to never return, all this result of NAFTA. This family crisis sparked young Angelica's lifetime commitment to fight for social justice.
Angelica is married to Henoc Sanchez since 2006, and they split their time between hard earned employment, political activism, and most importantly, raising their five healthy children.
She earned her Human Resources Certification from Los Angeles Valley College, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science - Public Administration from CSULA, and a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Woodbury University. Angelica is the first person in her family to achieve this level of education, making her parents and family very proud of this accomplishment.
Proud of her community, Angelica Dueñas served as a contributing Board Member of the Sun Valley Neighborhood Council, where she went on to serve two terms as President, one term as 2nd Vice President, and one term as 1st Vice President.
Angelica's dedication to the community has always focused on local issues, being of service where she is needed, but in 2016, when US Senator Bernard Sanders reawakened the progressive movement via his presidential campaign, there was no more more sitting on the sidelines in electoral politics. Angelica quickly got involved and was appointed to serve as a Delegate for the Senator at the Democratic National Convention.
Ever since, Angelica's passion and advocacy for election integrity, a better future and a society that works for everyone has grown into a commitment to a cause much larger than any one of us. A commitment to improve life for ALL of us. It is with that sense of conviction and duty that Angelica today is running for Congress to represent the people of California's 29th District for the U.S. House of Representatives.