Daisy Dorado is a small woman with some big opinions about the upcoming presidential election. On a recent Sunday morning, she stood at the bottom of a red slide at Veteran's Memorial Park in Bell with her arms outstretched, smiling as her 18-month-old daughter Delilah slid down toward her.
Children running and laughing surrounded Dorado as she spoke about the election.
"I plan to vote for Hillary Clinton. She represents family and kids," Dorado says, her daughter clinging to her side. "I think about her and her future. That's one of the biggest things that I like in her campaign. I know throughout her history, she's always helped children."
Family is important to Dorado, who voted for President Barack Obama twice. Her father, who moved to the United States from Mexico in the 1970s before she and her brothers were born, played a strong role in shaping her political identity as a Democrat. "My dad is a true Democrat and I was always influenced by that," Dorado says. "He worked very, very hard when he came to this country. He's always been for the Democrats and for the people."
Dorado was raised in a household where hard work and determination were family values. Throughout her childhood, her father worked two jobs to provide for her and her brothers. She watched him work grueling hours and waited for him to come home with her brothers well after the sun went down.
"He was able to provide and have a home for us. Now, he's retired and he's just enjoying my daughter," Dorado says.
Dorado is a full-time mother who gave up her job at a bank to raise her daughter. However, family isn't the only issue driving her support for Hillary. She is also concerned about climate change and tensions within her community and the police.
"I think we should all come together as a community," she says. "We are not against each other. We are supposed to be working together."
She's concerned about police violence within her community. "There's a lot of people who still fear police officers," Dorado says. "I'm not saying there are bad cops or good cops. We are all human beings."
The environment is also an important issue for the young mom. She says she'd like to see corporations held responsible for maintaining environmental standards. "It's a really big issue because we are in a drought right now. What is going to happen in 10 or 20 years from now?" she says.
She hopes the next president will enforce restrictions on environmental degradation in what she sees as a "critical" time to act.
Dorado is wary of a Trump presidency. She believes that unlike Clinton, Trump doesn't have the experience to handle the presidency.
"If you want to be president, you have to be serious. You have to have the experience and not just joke around and offend people," Dorado says.
She dismisses Trump as "just a clown."