March 17, 2018 — Lola Flores and Tyler Buntain started a “Huddle” right after the first women’s march in 2017. Having grown up in Mexico, and after their master’s degree in the U.S. the couple considering returning to Mexico. Post-election they decided to stay in the States and commit to issues that they cared about, things that they believe make America a country like no other.
As the Huddle morphed into Oly Embrace, they found themselves running a progressive resistance group focused on local issues. Their organization has become a platform to help keep people informed and give them a place to use their voice and to support community-minded actions.
In this episode they share what it’s like to stay active in the resistance, while working full time and raising a 3 year old and a newborn.
Politicians Are Like Diapers
Progressive activists and community leaders Lola Flores and Tyler Buntain share their stories of how they became activists, why they’re committed to social action and why they started “Oly Embrace” and what it’s grown into.
Lola grew up in Mexico, Tyler in the States. He spent 10 years in the military and then pursued a college education. After getting a graduate degree in the US, and meeting Tyler and starting a family, Lola decided she wanted to stay stateside and fight for what she loves best about the U.S.: Freedom, opportunity, a government that up until now, was promised to be for everyone.
Check it out… and then tell us what you think in the comments below.
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