Another Latina to burst on to the scene in 2016 was Julissa Arce. The political commentator, speaker, author and activist for immigrant rights and education came to national attention when she was featured on the HBO Latino series Habla y Vota. The show interviewed Latinos from all walks of life as they shared their experiences and opinions regarding politics, social activism and the importance of voting in the 2016 presidential election. However, for Arce, the 2016 election wasn’t politics as usual, because despite being a former corporate titan, it marked the first time she would be able to vote in a presidential election.
She spoke with ‘LLERO and stated that “for me to be able to cast a vote and encouraging other Latinos to get involved, to register to vote, and go and vote is so important to me…[like] everyday people just trying to make a difference.” Trust us Julissa, with your grit, determination and activism, your far from an everyday person.
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