OMAHA, Nebraska. – Immigrants fears of physical violence and loss of free speech took center stage during a week-end political get-together in Omaha.
“I could not even conceive in the world that we are living in, in where I would be worrying about our basic freedom like freedom of speech or freedom of the press,” said keynote speaker Katie Weitz. “Where our physical safety as women, people of color, as immigrants are openly threatened in the light of day. Or that by night I will be worrying about.”
And Weitz was along at the Heartland Worker Center’s second biennial political convention.
“ I believe it starts with us by setting an example to our children so they can see it,” said Schuyler councilwoman Barbara Raya.
Roger Garcia says communication is key:
“The most important thing is that elected officials like me or in office start listing to the community,”
Delegates from communities like Schuyler, Nebraska city, and across the state attended the event and many feel that even after years of accomplishments more needs to be done.
“We have to listen to constituents and know what they need and helped them out by directing them or pointing into the right direction,” said Schuyler delegate Gisela Chavez.