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Public Office Is For Everyone – EP. 46

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Amanda Yu Dieterich is running for local government in Chicago. She joins The Brave Files Podcast to talk about why it matter and what change she hopes to impart.



Top Takeaways From This Episode:

  • True bravery is standing up for what you believe in, even if it makes you a target for criticism.
  • Community creates security.
  • Everyone’s voice deserves to be heard.
  • Vote for Amanda Yu Dieterich for 35th Ward Alderwoman!

Show Notes:

A strong, community, foundation

Community is everything to Amanda Yu Dieterich. She is a small business owner, local school council representative, mom, wife, and immigrant. Because of her commitment to the community, she is running for 35th Ward Alderwoman in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood.

Amanda Yu Dieterich is running for local government in Chicago. She joins The Brave Files Podcast to talk about why it matter and what change she hopes to impart.

An Immigrants journey to public office

Amanda emigrated from Taiwan at the age of nine and this is when her American journey began. After making her way through school, she got married and moved to Chicago’s Logan Square area. Amanda soon fell in love with her neighborhood. Unfortunately, she also noticed a lack of local voices speaking up on community issues. Fairly quickly, Amanda found herself organizing neighbors and taking on leadership roles.

A decision is made

Amanda is running for 35th Ward Alderwoman because of her deep-rooted commitment the betterment of the community. This has been a difficult election season, as they often are. It is only through a true belief that change is possible that Amanda keeps going.

Amanda is a shining example for her children and the entire community. She shows everyone, first hand, the value in being bilingual and bicultural. Additionally, she proves how valuable each and every member of the community is. No voice is too small to count and it’s time to stand up and be heard.

For Amanda Yu Dieterich family is everything but community is a close second. The Brave Files Podcast.

Support Amanda's Campaign

Small, local races like Amanda’s depend upon the support of everyone, not just those that live in the impacted community.

You can get to know Amanda and how she's hoping to create change in this Chicago neighborhood, through her website. You can also connect with her through FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Family is everything to Amanda, but community is a close second.

Amanda Yu Dieterich spends her weekends talking to community members and learning how she can best support them. The Brave Files Podcast.

Fundraising dollars are deeply needed. If you have any amount to give, please do so. Our nation can be changed. This change is most impactful and powerful at the local level. Let’s come together to support wonderful and dedicated local candidates across the nation. This is how we affect change!

If you feel called to support Amanda, please consider donating to her campaign. Any amount you can donate helps! Running a grassroots campaign is no easy feat.

Giving is Good:

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is an organization that fights to protect people from gun violence. They do this by campaigning for stronger solutions to current gun laws. Amanda supports this grassroots movement in an effort to protect our families!

Support your local schools!

Amanda also encourages you to support the fundraising efforts of your local schools. Neighborhood schools need your help to continue to focus on the future of each individual community.

Amanda Yu Dietrich loves her community and her family. That's why she's running for office at the local level. The Brave Files Podcast.
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About Your Host:
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery
Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.
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