Young Latinas explore the legislative process in Iowa

Sandra Sanchez and the Mariposas

Sandra Sanchez and the Mariposas

A young Latinas group in Des Moines known as the Mariposas explore their connections with each other with the help of a ball of yarn and Sandra Sanchez (center), AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director.

From bored to energized and hopeful, young Latinas in Iowa recently changed their view about the legislative process and their potential to create change. Aided by Sandra Sanchez, AFSC Iowa Immigrants Voice Program Director, this group of girls, called the Mariposas, identified issues important to them, such as the Iowa version of the federal DREAM Act. Sandra explains more in this five-minute interview with Jon Krieg of AFSC's Central Regional Office in Des Moines.

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