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Chyanne Chen is an immigrant, mother, and longtime District 11 resident. She immigrated to the United States from a small village in China at age 15 with her family. Chyanne attended Galileo High School and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis. She also obtained a master's degree from Cornell University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree. She is a mother to two daughters and caregiver to her elderly parents.


As an organizer, Chyanne has worked to level the playing field for service workers like janitors, childcare providers, fast food workers, airport workers, higher education workers–fighting for a living wage and respectful treatment. She has pushed for environmental justice, campaigned for San Francisco to become the first U.S. city to pass a paid sick leave ordinance, defended workers in wage theft cases, and campaigned to raise the minimum wage. Her efforts with United Healthcare Workers and Services Employees International Union led to winning campaigns against cuts to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) care programs, securing pay increases to counteract inflation and a stronger educational fund at hospitals to provide clear career advancement pathways for healthcare workers like CNAs and LVNs.


Chyanne has also championed cross-racial solidarity and advocated for immigrant families, as well as supporting the local community in D11. She has supported immigrant business owners with limited English proficiency for their ADA cases and education. Through her work with the Chinese Progressive Association, Chyanne has facilitated workshops that bring together Chinese immigrants and people from diverse communities, fostering education and mutual understanding to build cross-racial solidarity, healing, and true safety. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she organized neighborhood groups for mutual aid, community-building activities, and language access to resources.


Chyanne is now a candidate for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in District 11. She is committed to amplifying the voices of the often unheard and forgotten and will advocate vigorously to ensure all residents are heard, respected, and supported. Chyanne vows to be a dedicated representative on the Board of Supervisors. 

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