What is your story? It’s a big question, and it may be difficult or confusing to answer. Here are some tips to help you define your personal story and share it with our community:

  • Describe your life growing up – Where were you raised? How many siblings or children are in your family? What is your experience with school?
  • Explain your work experience – are you currently seeking a job or additional jobs? Have you been able to support yourself and your family with your job or jobs? Have you been unable to find a job because of a past conviction or an issue with your immigration status?
  • Share your values – what values or lessons did you learn as a child? What values do you hope to teach your children? What values make America and our communities stronger?
  • Describe difficult choices you have had to make in your life for yourself or your family. For some families, this could mean figuring out how to put food on the table, choosing which bills you pay, deciding whether you can afford to care for sick or elderly family members, or evaluating whether you are able to keep your home or apartment. Are your pay check and any benefits you receive enough to support your family?
  • When you listen to politicians discussing the rules in our economy on the news, how does it make you feel? Do you feel that the issues that matter to you are being discussed?
  • If you were sitting across the table from a local or national politician, like President Obama, what would you say to him or her?