My Issues

PURPOSE

I became an advocate because I was tired of sitting and complaining to people that had no power and who lacked the will to create change. I often felt unheard and felt that there was a lack of interest for my concerns. Therefore, I began to seek the processes and the people who could impactfully make the changes I was seeking. I learned the process of how ideas become bill initiatives and bills laws. This gave me the power to create and change policy that negatively affects myself and my community. I joined a program to become a community ambassador that provides the platform for me to share my lived experiences in spaces where I have continue working to improve the food, housing, safety and healthcare systems by uplifting my voice and others' that have been silenced or ignored. I recruit and train my community members to be advocates for themselves and others, while standing side by side with them. I meet with my legislators, I lobby at the capitol, and I partner our with local non-profit organizations in support of legislative initiatives.

In my efforts, I want to bring this knowledge to my community, leading them to advocacy for the sake of us all.


WHY I AM THE CANIDATE TO CHOOSE

I asked myself the same question. And I realized, if not me then who? Someone has to be willing to step up and exemplify leadership. It is critical to reverse the inequities in our neighborhood.

Our community cannot afford another 4 years of being seen and not heard. Unfortunately, there are people counting on us to stay silent.

For too long assumptions have been made in regard to our true needs as a community and decisions continue to happen without our input.

Together, we must be willing to take lead in making our own decisions about how our neighborhood looks, feels, and what experiences it offers to our residents. In taking back our right to choose, it is imperative that we are part of the process of implementing those choices as well.



Goals

To bring trust back within the community and to lead our community in providing the state and government recommendations of change and working with them to implement these changes according to our lived experience.

We need community representation on Denver City Council that allows leadership to govern, not politicians.


  • We are taking back our right as a people to choose.

  • We will integrate & enforce language justice in our neighborhoods.

  • Create a plan to retain community members. There are families that are making the conscious choice to remain in Denver, despite their concerns. Then we have others who leave frequently due to lack of amenities, high rent & mortgages, and the rise in crime.

  • Reduce number of drug and alcohol stores and bring in business that support family-friendly entertainment, healthcare access, and food justice.

Often referred to as the front door of Denver, we've been stepped on and step over like a doormat. Together we can develop District 11 neighborhoods safe and economically inclined.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead