Napa Vision 2050 endorses Xulio Soriano for Napa Valley College Trustee, Area 4. He brings youth, intelligence, emphasis on diversity, and a representation of the underserved of our county. Son of a farmworker family with indigenous roots, Xulio serves on various grassroots and non-profits in Napa County.In early 2018 he co-presented at the United Nations in New York City on the conditions of Indigenous farmworker women in rural areas of Napa Valley and California and how climate change affects them.He is also endorsed by the Sierra Club.
Candidate statement: I was born into a farmworker family with indigenous roots. While attending Napa Valley College, I was active in student government as a voting member of the Associated Students of Napa Valley College. I also completed Leadership Napa Valley Class 27 in 2014. In 2017, I was honored by the Hispanic Network with a Friends of the Network award for outstanding service in the Latino community. Currently, I am Executive Director of Unión Indígena, a non-profit serving indigenous communities, and I am an active member of the Napa Valley College Equity and Inclusivity Committee.I am co-founder and a board member of multiple grassroots and non-profit organizations.
At the international level, in early 2018 I co-presented at the United Nations in New York City on the conditions of Indigenous farmworker women in rural areas of Napa Valley and California and how climate change affects them.
My Seven Generations Platform has some of the following priorities:
• Close the achievement gap in underrepresented groups
by overseeing the college’s Student Equity Plan and
implementation of AB 705, which will change how
students are placed in college-level classes
• Propose that Board meetings be held throughout the
County to connect the college with the community
• Direct the development of a college Climate Action Plan that steers us towards being carbon neutral and also considers the impacts of future wildfires and sea
level rise on campus