Youth Activist Joining Local Government: A Mexican Experience

Country: mexico
January 14, 2021

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“You need to be able to work with activists and at the same time with the existing government processes.”

Pedro Kumamoto discusses how he decided to join government. He highlights his ability to gain legitimacy and work with both activists and government colleagues to craft and pass new policies. He advocated for youth looking to join government to learn, study, communicate, and take care of themselves.

Pedro is a Mexican political activist who became the first independent candidate to win a seat for the local Congress of Jalisco as a Representative. He joined the local government under the age of 30.