I love that Líderes Campesinas’s mission is to empower farm-working women and girls. Throughout history, the human rights of many women have been violated just for the simple fact of being called “Woman.” I think that the role of women in society is very important and should be seen as valuable just like that of men regardless of their race or language.
I joined Líderes Campesinas because I saw the need to empower farmworkers since my childhood. My parents were farmers in Mexico and grew many products. I saw how they lived humbly and lacked much education. They emigrated to the United States and many of their rights were violated. I would like to do what I can to inform and advocate for immigrant women and families who made this country their new home so that their human rights are not violated.