How do you Vote Like A Madre? A mother herself, Daniela Ochoa wants to vote for a candidate who is best for everyone. Not just her own kids, but all the children in the world.
Ochoa has a list of qualities she looks for in her leaders, a list that comes from her lifetime of learning and working to bring environmental solutions to communities in Latin America and the US. She knows that real solutions involve giving all of the local residents’ dignity and a voice in the solution. And she has witnessed communities reaping the rewards of an increased quality of life.
Ochoa has done a great deal of work to minimize her own footprint and to help communities do the same. But she knows that it’s not enough. “It doesn’t matter if you spend your life doing individual changes for climate if the leaders of the world — who have a way to nudge society and guide corporations — do not make the decision to help all of us.”
From a candidate for president down to the local level, Ochoa looks for simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. That may seem like a long list, but when she lays it out, they all fit together.