25,000,000 Latinas live in the United States.

Of the 8,236 seats in state and national political office, only 109 are held by Latinas.

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calls out the lack of elected Latina leaders to change the political landscape.

Political Parity and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda are driving a national conversation about the need for Latina representation.

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September 24, 2014

Community Voices: Why We Need Latina Representation

Knowing that everything you hold dear can disappear in an instant has given me a sense of purpose and commitment. My family endured oppression, was denied liberty, and suffered abuses at the hands of the Cuban government. These horrific events fundamentally shaped my worldview as a young woman. Coming to this country as a teenager—without […]

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September 19, 2014

Community Voices: Making the Pivot to Public Service

Ask any elected official about their decision to run for office and you will hear varied stories about events and realizations that led them to uproot their lives, leave their careers (in some cases), and build a new life around a singular purpose. If the pivot to public service is a journey with many waypoints […]

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Congressional Leaders Call for Latina Representation

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One vision, millions of voices, movements spark change. Join us in calling out the lack of elected Latinas. Film it, post it, Represent.

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We set out to know...

Why so few Latinas in political office?

We looked at the numbers.

chart of the nine latinas in congress (out of 435)

We listened, meeting with hundreds of Latina leaders and candidates to understand their challenges.

We’re leading change, focusing national attention on the need for a democracy that reflects the diversity of our country.

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All women face challenges as candidates and elected leaders.

Our research shows that Latinas deal with additional barriers, intersecting gender and race. They also have tremendous opportunity for change.

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