March 23 Aracely Announces Candidacy

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February 23, 2019 Aracely4Neabsco@gmail.com

Aracely Panameño Announces Candidacy for Neabsco Supervisor

Equity, Fairness, and Justice for All

Woodbridge, VA --- Long-time resident Aracely Panameño announced her candidacy for Neabsco Supervisor as she seeks the nomination of her party at the Democratic Caucus to be held on February 24, 2019. The Caucus is to take place at the Hillendale Fire Department, Station 13, in Dale City, VA, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

“I'm fighting for our community's right to work and live without a toll that is too high and leaves families behind; for an education system that forges a school-to-success pipeline; and for truly affordable and inclusive housing,” Panameño said are the reasons why she is running for elected office.

Aracely Panameño has been a Prince William County resident for more than 33 years. Professionally, she is a consumer, health, and civil rights advocate. Her advocacy and fight for Woodbridge residents dates back more than two decades. She fought for an elected school board and for homelessness prevention at the height of the foreclosure crisis in the county. She was instrumental in bringing government, non-profit, and industry resources to county residents who were at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure. Her career is fighting for affordable housing, in both the rental and home ownership space, and fighting against predatory lending practices in financial markets that strip income and equity away from regular Americans.

She has worked to increase parent engagement in an effort to increase student success in school. “The color of our skin, the texture of our hair, the name we bear, the zip code we are born and raised in should not be the determinants of our lives,” she says. Panameño believes that “families, young people, and especially children of all backgrounds should have equity of opportunity to live and succeed in Neabsco and in Prince William County, VA.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of CASA in Action as we begin this journey,” she said. CASA in Action is the largest electoral organization fighting for immigrants’ rights in the Mid-Atlantic region,

Aracely Panameño was born in El Salvador, came to the United States as a minor in 1981 running away from the ravages of civil war, and has been a Virginia resident since. She became a legal permanent resident and subsequently a U.S. citizen through the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. She has a bachelor’s degree from The Catholic University of America. She is the proud mother of one married daughter, and the grandmother of two beautiful girls.

“I will fight for my fellow Neabsco residents every day and that is why I ask that they honor me by casting a vote for Aracely Panameño when they go to the Caucus on February 24,” she said.

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