'You Are Enough': Women Get a Push Toward Politics at Persist 2017 Conference

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

One alumna who certainly took Victorino’s sentiment to heart? State Assemblywoman Sabrina Cervantes, who graduated from UCR in 2009 and now represents California’s 60th District.

During a keynote address, Cervantes emphasized the importance of women having the courage to blaze trails while simultaneously using their successes to elevate the women around them.

“You don’t need permission to live your dream,” Cervantes said, noting her road to the state Assembly involved the challenge of beating a two-term Republican incumbent to become the first Democrat elected to her office since the Civil War.