I came to Vancouver, British Columbia 12 years ago to complete a PhD in Sociology and became a permanent resident of Canada. As a sociology professor, researcher, and community organizer I have spent my career working with marginalized and low income women and girls throughout the U.S. Working and living now in Canada, I have witnessed first hand the positive impact of the policies that Senator Sanders has been fighting for on the lives of everyday citizens. Like universal health care, a living wage, affordable or free college tuition, support for labor, a government commitment to climate action. These policies have meant the difference between life and death in Canada during the COVID-19 crisis and are not out of reach for the U.S. Therefore, I am committed to pressing forward to advance these policies at the Convention to create lasting change in the U.S. and globally.