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Mi Gente endorses Trey Walk for Young Trustee

Mi Gente, Duke University’s Latinx student association, is proud to announce the endorsement of Trey Walk for Young Trustee! Mi Gente’s council had the pleasure of listening to all four Young Trustee candidates and after some deliberation, we are confident in Trey being a good candidate for Young Trustee and properly represent Duke’s student body on the Board of Trustees.

We were very impressed by Trey’s platform, which is emblematic of the issues that need to be addressed in our Duke community.Through his various involvements, Trey has demonstrated a strong commitment to both understanding and working with undergraduates across various spaces to influence change within the Duke Community. 

He has continuously showed his determination and dedication, recently through his activism with People’s State of the University. With his help, PSOTU has brought demands to be met to Duke’s administration. Specifically, Trey has been instrumental in establishing the conversation with administration about issues such as the potential cuts to financial aid and health care for students, implementing banning the box through elevating student voices. As one of the members of the President’s working group, Trey has gained the skills necessary to discuss important issues with administration. Trey is also involved in Black Men’s Union, the search committee for the new Vice President of Student Affairs, and is a mentor for first generation college students, all of which have contributed to his ability to excel in representing our community as Young Trustee. 

Ultimately, Mi Gente believes that Trey’s commitment to Duke’s student body and inclusivity as well as his commitment for accountability and equity on campus will translate well to a role on the Board of Trustees. We fully support his candidacy and we encourage you to vote for Trey Walk.

Signed:

Mi Gente Council 2018-2019 

Co-Presidents:

Ana Ramirez   

Trinity College 2020  

Sujeiry Jimenez

Trinity College 2020 

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