Closing the voter engagement gap in Metro Detroit

Apr 8, 2019

Ever since her early teens, Amina Khalique had been interested in politics. But because she rarely saw people from her background — a young Bangladeshi muslim — in local or national politics, she assumed it wasn’t for her.

That perception changed when Gabriela Santiago-Romero came to her high school to tell students about Girls Making Change, a political leadership fellowship for high school girls of color. Though the deadline was fast approaching, Khalique applied and was accepted to be one of a dozen girls enrolled in the program.

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