About

About

LatinasRepresent Community of Practice 10.8.14

LatinasRepresent is an initiative led by National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality and Latino Community Foundation of Colorado to increase Latina participation throughout the civic engagement continuum, inspire more Latinas to seek public service opportunities and create a more reflective democracy.

Mission

Uniting stakeholders and communities; raising up models of success; emboldening Latina candidates; and driving a national conversation about the need for increased Latina representation. Our mission »

Message from Our Founders

The 2012 presidential election proved that Latinas were active members of our democracy, showing up to vote in record numbers. While looked at as voters, Latinas are underrepresented in elected office. Our founders»

Leadership

Political Parity and NHLA leaders are working closely with a National Advisory Council that includes prominent advocates, writers, scholars, philanthropists, and political organizers. Our leadership »

Communities

We officially launched LatinasRepresent in Denver, Colorado; the first site in a series of regional forums aimed at building the momentum needed to elect more Latinas. Our communities »

Research

Some 50 interviews, two national polls, and more than a dozen focus groups underscore the importance of engaging mentors and role models, strategic targeting, and broader recruiting of Latinas by political parities. Our research »