Answering Tough Questions & Breaking Stereotypes (Overcoming -isms)
Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is. Hear from former Nevada assemblywoman and former Lt. Governor candidate, Lucy Flores, about how she tackled tough conversations with colleagues, created trust with new donors, or called out racism and sexism in office and in her campaign.
About Your Presenter: Lucy Flores
Lucy Flores is a former Nevada State Assemblywoman and candidate for Lt. Governor. The daughter of immigrants, Lucy grew up in a challenging community in North Las Vegas. When Lucy was 9 years old, her mother left her family, leaving Lucy to care for her siblings. Lucy fell in with the wrong crowd and fell through the cracks eventually ending up on juvenile parole at 15 and dropping out of school at 17. But, through hard work and the investment of people who believed in her, she got her GED, enrolled in community college and eventually earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from USC. From there, she worked her way through UNLV Law School and ran for office to represent the community she grew up in. Lucy doesn’t have the background of a typical politician, but she has experienced firsthand the difference making an investment in people can make. Ensuring that every Nevadan has the opportunity to succeed is what continues to inspire her into public service and why she decided to run for Congress. Lucy announced her run for Congressional District 4 in April, 2015.
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