Beckie Hernandez and Loni Jenks

Recorded May 9, 2023 Archived May 9, 2023 51:56 minutes
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One Small Step partners Beckie Hernandez (46) and Loni Jenks (40) have a conversation about religion, politics, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Beckie Hernández (BH) and Loni Jenks (LJ) share why they decided to participate in One Small Step.
BH reflects on her childhood and upbringing.
LJ elucidates how she developed her political beliefs.
BH talks about her childhood experience of writing letters to immigrants and how that impacted her beliefs about immigration reform.
LJ explains the impact of her religious beliefs on her political beliefs.
BH talks about a divide that happened within her church over beliefs concerning the LGBTQIA+ community.
LJ reflects on her family's experience with her husband working as an emergency medical doctor during COVID-19 and Hurricane Harvey.
BH talks about her challenges with teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LJ describes her hopes for opening up the dialogue and "go[ing] back to the basics" of politics.


  • Beckie Hernandez
  • Loni Jenks


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