The Board of Directors, staff, and the entire family at Wu Yee Children's Services join the community in mourning the loss of Edwin M. Lee, the first Asian American Mayor of San Francisco.
We are proud of his accomplishments in fighting for the rights of children, families and immigrants. Mayor Lee's involvement was critical in demonstrating San Francisco's sanctuary city status to the global community and for standing by its immigrant residents. He worked for many social justice causes, starting his career at the San Francisco Asian Law Caucus, where he was an advocate for affordable housing and the rights of immigrants and renters. As mayor, he was a champion of raising the minimum wage, co-chairing the campaign to raise California's minimum wage to $15 per hour, which will become law in 2022.
Mayor Lee also supported San Francisco's children and families, and supported Wu Yee's mission. As a result of Mayor Lee's advocacy for child care funding, many generations of San Francisco's children will be able to receive child care and be better prepared for school and the future.
Mayor Lee was a friend to Wu Yee and we will carry on his legacy of social justice for those in need. He will be greatly missed.