PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — With Election Day rapidly approaching, dozens of immigrants inside Philadelphia City Hall met to talk about what lies ahead when the next president is inaugurated.
“I am just so incredibly honored that I have a choice now,” Fabiola Castellanos-Gaspar told dozens of first time voters.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: How Much Snow Will Major Nor'easter Dump On Your Area?
Castellanos-Gaspar is from Mexico and says she’s proud to vote for the first time on November 8th.Full-Service Pediatric Office Keeping Students Healthy At LEAP Academy University Charter School
“I’m very excited that I’m finally able to make decisions and choices of my own will. It’s very empowering,” she told Eyewitness News.
The event featuring Mayor Jim Kenny was sponsored by the Committee of Seventy and Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians. People from Niger to Belgium met to discuss important issues from immigration to education.MORE NEWS: Major Preparations Underway At Jersey Shore, Philadelphia Region Ahead Of Winter Storm
“It’s very emotional. When you are a resident somewhere and you can’t vote you sort of feel like you are a passenger on the bus and now I feel like I’m in the driving seat,” Natasha Kelemen said.