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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December 8, 2014

Origins of the Latino Political Gender Gap

With the 2014 midterm elections behind us, we are again reminded of the potential influence of Latino voters. This is because Latinos have had growing political influence in the last couple of presidential elections.  We are also reminded of the potential influence of the ‘women’s vote’ in the midterm elections. In this blog I draw your attention to the gender differences in Latino political participation.

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November 6, 2014

We are the voters we are waiting for…

Many news outlets are summing up Latino voter engagement in the midterm elections with just one statement: Latino voters stayed home. Early reports on voter turnouts estimate Latinos made up only eight percent of voters, compared to ten percent in the 2012 elections.

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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.

Every Problem Has a Solution

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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