Office of the City Clerk, discusses the need to change the structure & support other women to become leaders.
The Changing Face of Government Leadership- 4:37
Anna Valencia, Office of the City Clerk
Posted Dec 13, 2017
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Women make up more than half of the population but are a small number in government representatives. Anna Valencia, Office of the City Clerk, discusses the need to change the structure & support other women to become leaders.
Walter Burnett, City of Chicago discusses the merging of two schools, Jenner & Ogden. Instead of closing these schools, blending them together will create a whole new culture. This mutually beneficial merger is a win win for the community.
Shefali Trivedi, Giving DuPage discusses how donating blood or volunteering at a food pantry all makes a big difference. The Do Good DuPage campaign hopes to have 150,000 volunteer & their website aids in volunteer connections.
Matthew O'Shea, City of Chicago discusses the message that "we support those who support us". This pancake breakfast fundraiser to replace bulletproof vests which only last 5 years, shows that we want to protect the Police who protect us.
Karina Ayala-Bermejo, Instituto del Progreso Latino discusses empowering through education with services including education innovation, careers & opportunities for HS students. With a focus on future careers, & service to over 6,000 families annually.
Kevin Cherep, Chicago Youth Centers discusses their 61 years of helping youth through development programs. With a focus on pathways to skills, & esteem programs, they serve over 1400 kids and 700 family members by providing kids opportunities.
According to a study by the Black Women's Roundtable, nearly 59 percent of voters in the African American community are women. Waikinya Clanton, National Executive Director of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL-Women) discusses an initiative to encourage black women to get involved in the political arena.
Clanton says, "We have to...start young, encouraging our girls to actually go for what they want. Don't always live your life in a box because someone told you that's how it's supposed to be. Be an innovator, be a creator, do things your own way."
Visit NOBEL-Women on the web at www.NOBEL-Women.org or www.Facebook.com/NOBELWomenJobs or follow on Twitter @NOBELWomen1. Follow Waikinya Clanton on twitter @WJSClanton.
America's political landscape continues to change. With the Asian American and Pacific Islander community expected to reach more than 20 million people by the end of this year, overcoming voting barriers is critical for this population. With Christine Chen, Executive Director of the Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) Vote.
In discussing voting barriers, Chen stated, "As we're celebrating the 50th Anniversary... of the Voting Rights Act, we understand that piece of legislation also eventually allowed language assistance."
Visit Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote on the web at www.APIAVote.org or www.Facebook.com/APIAVote or follow at www.Twitter.com/APIAVote.
It's been 50 years since the enactment of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Spencer Overton, President of The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies discusses the state of the minority vote a half century later, and its impact on the future of race, politics and voting rights.
Overton commented, "Voting is more racially polarized now than it was back in the 1960's... in terms of party voting and then also if you look into local elections... race is the most significant factor."
Visit the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies at www.JointCenter.org.