Mi Gente is proud to endorse Daisy Almonte for DSG president. Daisy’s passion and commitment to make Duke and DSG more accessible and transparent to the entire student body is compatible with our mission as Duke’s Latinx student association to promote awareness about Latinx cultural, political, educational, and social issues. However, her platform not only amplifies our mission, but also strives to elevate that of the whole student body.
Her leadership is grounded in the communities around her, and we believe she has the most experience to take on the role of DSG President. Her work and activism across campus has proven Daisy to be for the people and about the people. Through her progress on the hate and bias policy that she spearheaded this year alongside her committee and work with Title IX and the sexual misconduct task force, she has shown that she has experience interacting with high level administration while advocating for the student body.
Daisy pushes to obtain accountability, action, and results from high level administrators, university stakeholders and faculty. Above all, she uplifts the voices that are present and have been present for years but have not been included. Daisy is finally bringing these inequities to the forefront and it goes to show the importance of having these difficult discussions that require the input of so many different communities.
She is an agent of change who has become a pioneer for the Latinx community on campus and is paving the way for others in the future. We believe in Daisy Almonte, and we hope you will too. Remember that voting opens March 7th at 12pm and closes March 8th at 12pm. Be sure to vote so your voice can be heard!
Ana Ramirez and Sujeiry Jimenez
Mi Gente Co-Presidents on behalf of Mi Gente’s 2018-2019 Executive Council