Calladitas no more! Let’s talk about politics so we can make an impact in 2020!
“Calladitas no more” is a way to proclaim you’ll no longer sit quietly on the sidelines. We have to be a part of the conversation even when politics can be overwhelming.
My family were my first political teachers, even though they didn’t know they were. How they talked about our government, our laws, even their paychecks, all influenced my thoughts around politics. As I got older, I started to form my own opinions. Then I had additional influences like friends and co-workers. I politely listened and often didn’t ask questions. I really didn’t know how to have a conversation about political issues. When I started to visit organizations, I learned how to ask questions, give my opinion, and discuss topics.
Connect with resource groups
With access to so much information, we can be well informed and burdened at the same time. You may be familiar with political party groups such as San Joaquin County Democratic Party Central Committee, but there are many other groups. Here are a few groups that help us make sense of political issues.
- Faith In The Valley
- League of Women Voters
- Stockton Younger Women’s Task Force
- California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Affairs Committee
- El Concilio Coalition Meetings
- Can you suggest more resource groups?
Let’s talk about it
How have you learned to understand politics? What is an issue you’d like to better understand? How would you like to learn more about political issues?