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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LatinasRepresent

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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July 23, 2014

Q&A with Texas State Representative Mary González

In this podcast, hear State Representative Mary González discuss her road to politics, experience with media scrutiny, and the mentors who have led her to a life of public service.

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June 19, 2014

Latinas on the Ascent: Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Political Leadership in New York City

When Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council Speaker this January, she became the first Latina ever to hold citywide elective office in New York City.

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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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