Over the past three years, California YMCA Youth and Govenment has given me so much. It has taught me how to articulate and stand up for my own belifs, to debate ideas and not people, and given me friends across the country who are all hungry for change.
The multitudes of backgrounds and points of views that the 3,500 California delegates bring with them to each confrence inspires empathy within me each time I walk the halls in Fresno, Sacramento and the Blue Ridge Assembly. However, so many of these stories would remain untold without your help. For many delegates, without financial assistance, Youth and Government would never be a part of their lives. That's why I ask you to give today. A program founded on cultivating authentic democracy cannot be whole without every perspective.
Let's all take a step towards a more perfect democracy today.