In the two hour Spanish session the members of the Center learned about the decisions that have put us in our current state fiscal crisis that have jeopardized our ability to create and maintain the public structures we all value and rely on. The attendees learned also about ways in which they can better communicate with government in an inclusive way that follows the Demos model.
Finally but not less important the attendees learned about ways in which they can have their voice heard in our government and create more positive social and economic change in their communities. Some of the most important lessons of the session were the knowledge of how a small group of people can organize themselves to have their voice heard and contribute to the democratic advancement of their communities. “Our members understand the significance of having enough revenues in our state budget to continue financing our public structures. It is very empowering to learn that each of us can contribute to educate others and our public elected officials about our need and support for more revenues” Dosantos a community organizer said.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead