"One of the things that I would say was very important for me to run [for US Congress] was because...the reality is that no one else is going to come tell me what that experience is like. It's one of those things that you really have to do, to really understand what it takes [and] what's necessary. One of the things that I learned is what I still need to do to potentially be successful the next time that I may run, or may quite frankly, do anything else. " - Brenda Lopez Romero
In this second of two episodes, we welcome again Brenda Lopez Romero. In this part of the conversation, Brenda talks about the changing demographics in Georgia, her Latina identity including lingering issues within our own Latino community. She also reveals some critical lessons learned about what it takes to run for US Congress in Georgia - a recent process she says she could only learn from by trying it for herself.
In case you missed it, be sure to listen to the first episode where Brenda shares about her early life and how it feels to be among the first and the few Latina-elected officials in Georgia. She also talks about what we can do to offer young people exposure to the places where decisions are made - helping to build experience in the future leaders of our community.
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