Current Position: Civil Rights Advocate
Candidate: 2019 State Senator VA Senate District 13
Mission Statement: N/A
Source: Campaign page
Jasmine’s passion is advocacy, her specialty in civil, and human rights as she understands that now. We are citizens of the world, and we, should have more comprehensive understanding of Civil Laws and Human Rights. Her practice and experience include working in the Supreme Court in Bolivia, learning international law interpretation, and working in Brazil in a very “heartbreaking field” as she describes. She worked in the Sexual Assault Center Program Advocacy in the “fabelas”(poor villages), in which she met women, children, transgender and gays who were physically, mentally, and sexually abused. She recently received a recognition by the department of education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction for a year of Service in support of students across the Commonwealth of Virginia with Suicide and Bullying Prevention Programs.
She born in Spain in a Muslim religion culture with Palestinian roots and was raised later in South America with a catholic mother. Jasmine attended a Catholic school for most of her student and college years, as her father worked as diplomat and the military field for many years. She moved to The United States of America as any other immigrant did chasing the “American Dream”. She depicted Virginia as her home for being “warm, welcoming and inspirational”. She works in Virginia integrating immigrants to the American system and recently with victims of human trafficking and forced labor.
Jasmine is a Next Generation Muslim Latinx, her kids two boys and a girl; like to call themselves “CHRISLIMS” Christian and Muslims as they celebrate Ramadan and Christmas as many next generation Chrislims in United States of America.
She is passionate about empowering immigrant minorities and the vulnerable. She recently wrote a book “the Devils skunk” to empower teens and spread awareness of suicidal prevention.
She was invited for the Pluralism Project by the Harvard University.
She also was the public speaker for Sharia laws and Hate Crimes at the Arkansas LAW Bar Association. She has been interviewed by her labor of advocacy with DACA “Dreamers”in Telemundo TV and for Islamophobia prevention and her work at the “Muslim Ban” at the Dulles airport by Al Jazeera TV.
She was one of the few political writers who help readers decide to vote for candidates who support our ideals and keep their promises. Her articles are all over the internet under Washington Post and Huffington Post.
She is the founder of NAPAC National ProAmerica Coalition in which she is working in a bill called Bullying Prevention Act.
She is member of the board of ARD American Rights Defenders who along NACA The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America have helped many subprime and later on Alt-A , and Prime mortgage and homeowners people to fight for their homes in foreclosure in 2010 and 2011 from predatory lending from National Corporates like JP Morgan part of Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch with Countrywide around USA and mainly in Virginia.
On 2014 Jasmine went against an establishment, the FBI and she got her name LADYJ the UNDERDOG ,because she was the first person who was able to find justice in Maryland criminalizing and pushing a sentence for an FBI supervisor of counterterrorism who violently try to kill her 14 year old son while off duty, for the only reason of being Hispanics.
On 2018 she become a University of Virginia fellow trough their Sorensen Institute.
She has been awarded with the 40 under 40 DC Prospanica for the best notorious leaders of 2017.
She is working with HUDSON LINK project to bring higher education to inmates in Virginia as the same program in New York.
She grassroot for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign in New York and many others locally, as they follow same political ideology and movement.
As the year progresses she wants you to know that running for office is not an easy task. When you decide for a candidate do your homework, check what he or she has been doing for the community during this past years their political views and affiliations, because few will stay in their promises once they reach their positions unless they have worked in service for years.
Jasmine has been working with the immigrant community, the children and the seniors for more than ten years and that makes her very sensible to the vulnerable.
And like “LADY J” the UNDERDOG and your future Senator says , it is not about a political party ,it is a political revolution, a social movement that started with few but now are so many…who fights injustice and rejects corruption.
Quick Sit-down with Jasmine Barrientos
With Jasmine Moawad-Barrientos, “Lady J”, Senate Candidate in Virginia
Published on May 21, 2018
By: Asima Silva