Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis shared her personal story of overcoming adversity at AFJ’s annual event for interns and summer associates on July 24. Her message to 170 young people in attendance: Don’t be afraid to share your voice. Throughout the conversation she pushed the audience to engage in their communities and in politics. She stressed the importance of voting and running for office. Her message was simple: If politicians only listen to those who make noise, we need to be louder.