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.

We conduct research. Lift up effective strategies. Unite stakeholders and communities. Our mission »

August 29, 2014

Q&A with Political Activist Rosie Castro

Rosie Castro first began her career in politics at age 23, when she ran for San Antonio City Council, and she has been a political activist in Texas ever since.

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August 26, 2014

Latinos celebrate Latinas on Women’s Equality Day

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’re amplifying male voices for Latina representation in politics.

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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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