I know what it’s like to grow up in a place where there are no opportunities. I was born in Colombia in a small town in the mountains. My family was very poor. We didn’t have much, but my parents started working and saving until they could buy a sewing machine. They were able to start a small clothing business. The violence and the economy got so bad in Colombia that we decided to apply for political asylum in the United States.
I’ll never forget the day I arrived in the United States. Man, it felt incredible. My family arrived here with only $80. I got my start working whatever jobs I could – construction, in a bakery, landscaping. Eventually my family saved enough to start their own business. I’m very grateful for the opportunity to create a better life here in the United States.
That’s why I joined LIBRE. As the Florida coalitions director, I’ve motivated thousands to work for policy reforms that remove barriers to opportunity for everyone. The Stand Together community has provided me a platform to pursue my passion of helping others achieve the American dream.
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