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 17, 2014

Q&A with Florida State Senator Anitere Flores

Anitere Flores currently serves as a State Senator in Florida, representing District 38. Prior to her election to the Senate, she served as a State Representative from 2004 to 2010, making her the first Republican Hispanic woman to serve in both the Florida House and Senate since 1986. She is a member of the Florida […]

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October 14, 2014

LatinasRepresent Boston on Univision

Janet de la Torre, reporter for Univision, captures the momentum and energy at September 29′s LatinasRepresent Boston through interviews with co-sponsors and host committee members. Evelyn Reyes, Massachusetts Coordinator for Las Comadres de las Americas, comments on the obligations facing Latinas that often deter them from running while Paola Ferrer, Grants and Development Director at Joseph M. […]

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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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