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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October 30, 2014

Your Vote Matters: The Rise of Latina Candidates in 2014

The 113th Congress includes 99 women, only 30 of whom are racial/ethnic minorities. Of those 30, only 10 are Latina. That means Latinas make up a little over one percent of Congress. This election cycle, though, women are poised for significant gains in representation, including record high numbers of racial/ethnic minority women.

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October 29, 2014

LatinasRepresent Boston Encourages Young Women to Get Political

“The youngest people in this room need to be in the State Senate or the U.S. House on the way to the White House in 10 years,” announced Political Parity Chair Ambassador Swanee Hunt as she opened LatinasRepresent Boston. Her point is critical: as the Latino population rises with each census, we’re going to see an even larger Latina leadership gap if young women don’t jump into the candidate pool today.

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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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