Tallahassee's youngest lobbyist writes her memoir

Paloma Rambana Book
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Posted at 6:33 AM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 10:21:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee middle schooler has already earned the title of the city's youngest lobbyist and now she has a new title to add.

Meet Paloma Rambana, an accomplished 12-year-old writer who has penned her memoir, Paloma's Dream.

"This is the wonderful book. Ahh, the smells," Rambana said.

It is an accomplishment that not a lot of 12 year olds, or adults for that matter, can brag about.

"It is an amazing story, it is my story, going through when I was a small human all way to where I am now in my lobbying career and the fails and triumphs of my life so far," Rambana said.

Her father said that "She was 9 when she went through the corridors of Congress and we wanted her to see what Congress is all about, but we never thought that she would embrace it the way that she has."

Rambana's impact in Congress has secured $1 million dollars for her platform.

"I lobby for blind and visually impaired students in the state of Florida who are in the 6 to 13 age group who are not receiving the right vision equipment such as magnifiers that teaches them to be productive adults," Rambana said.

That is a platform near and dear to Rambana's heart.

"I am legally blind with a condition that is very rare," she said.

With a new memoir and a successful lobbying career under her belt, she was asked what's next for her.

"I like to say what I'm going to be when I grow up is successful," she said. "I don't know exactly what that entails, or what that'll be when I'm growing up."

But her parents said of her, "We call her the senator. We think that's what she'll do."

No matter where Rambana ends up, one thing is for certain.

"I am a very special kid," she said.

Rambana will hold two book signings in August.

For more details on where to meet the young author or details on how to purchase her book, click here