This year on International Women’s Day, we are called to focus on connecting young girls. As a Foster Parent to severely abused teen girls and a mentor to youth, I am particularly thrilled to answer this call. My choice to be a leader happened at a very young age. I grew up in a matriarchal home with grandma at the helm of our ship in the turbulent waters of adversity.
My mother was my hero as the first elected Afro Latina in the history of Massachusetts. At the age of 15 in a Government class at MIT, I knew I wanted to run for Congress to pave the way for struggling and working class Americans. I knew I had to wait to grow up to accomplish that goal, but I also knew I had the power to make an impact, to make the world better than how I inherited it. Every day after school and on weekends, I volunteered at an urban Catholic Charity. I also decided to compete in pageants to be a peer leader for other teen girls. I wanted to show my teen peers by example that we did not have to become another statistic. I eventually had the title of Miss Boston.
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I am still showing by example, that we can make an impact in America. I’ve founded my own charity and it has been helping families for over a decade without 1 tax dollar. I’m a Foster Parent to the most vulnerable members of our society, and I am running as an Independent for US Representative in the 7th Congressional District of Massachusetts. Women in America enjoy freedom more extensively than most other countries however; we are lagging behind some 3rd world countries in the women leadership department. Women make up 51% of the American population, yet we are only 17 percent of Congress. Women of color are a greater rarity in Congress, making up only 4.5%. I want to provide Access, Advocacy, and a Voice for Women of Color and All American Women.
My strengths are my diversity and experience in finding sound solutions to economic troubles, which is facing all Americans. I grew up as a change agent fighting against injustice. All members of my diverse Congressional District can take comfort in the fact that I will uphold the Constitution for all members of our society and stand firm on protecting our Freedom and Liberty. I want to ensure that the same opportunities I had are available to our next generation, so that they may enjoy success and a prosperous future.
As a member of Congress, I will not only affect my state of Massachusetts, my vote and my voice will affect laws that impact people across America. It is time for We the People to take back Congress! I’m not a member of the privileged ol’ Boy’s Network. I’m not backed by big banks and corporations. I’m not a generational or career politician. I am just like you. We can make a huge Impact for ourselves and for the little ones who are watching us. Please visit my website at www.VoteKarlaRomero.com to volunteer. If you live in another state, you can still have an impact by donating. They say Money is the Mother’s Milk of Politics. Visit us online and make a donation today.
Women Are Gamechangers wishing Karla Romero a very successful run and election. We would love to see more women in the U.S. Congress.
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