By: Leydi Bautista
My experience during National Advocacy Weekend was excellent! For is the first time I was invited to something to important. It was an honor to be with so many women and men who shared their stories and fight for the same goal as me.
After the training, I wish to educate myself more about how to contact my Senators and Congress members. I also want to educate everyone on what the real needs in my community are.
I attended NAW without any fear and received so much information. It was so helpful because it will help me train myself to speak properly and to control my nerves.
Thank you National Latina institute for this opportunity to share with everyone. I realized that I have a lot of potential even if I am a women, young mother or student. I’m an unafraid immigrant!
Here in New York we will be having a open house for other young mothers like me, please come and get more information. Your voice matters!
More reflections of our 2013 National Advocacy Weekend
- Read Christina’s reflection here. National Advocacy Weekend 2013: The Women United Will Never be Defeated
- Read Johnna Dominguez’s reflection here. Reflections on Solidarity, Privilege and National Advocacy Weekend
- Check out our NLIRH National Advocacy Weekend video