Matheus Duarte was born in Brazil and moved to the United States at a young age. While growing up, he quickly picked up on the idea that being involved in the local community was something of importance to him. As an adult he has been involved in some community projects. Matheus Duarte graduate from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Marketing and is currently working as a Content Marketing Strategist at GASHIFT .
What inspires you to get involved in the political process?
The main thing that inspires me to get involved in the political process is that I was a US resident for many years. With that comes the inability to vote. During that time I saw how important voting is because only after getting my citizenship was I able to vote and get more involved in my community. I now know that voting is something that everyone needs to be involved in. Voting is what this country was founded on and the fact that Americans have the freedom to vote is a reason in its self not to take it for granted. There are many countries out there where citizens have no rights and that is because of how their country was founded. Here in America, we were founded with the belief that everyone has a right to vote and thats why I would like to be more involved in the voting process.
If you could meet any historical figure who would you choose and why?
I would choose Abraham Lincoln. I would like to meet him because of what he did during is time as a president. He came into power during a time of turmoil when the country was divided and was able to bring the country together. He was a man who’s main goal was to abolish slavery and give people equal rights. It is because of this that I would like to meet him.
How do you recharge?
I recharge by playing guitar, or going to the gym. I also spend some time on alternative media to catch up on whats been going on lately.
What are three things still left on your bucket list?
- Start my own business.
- Work more closely on political issues, events, and the community I live in.
- Work as a Free Lance Web Developer.