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NHLA Statement in Solidarity with the Black Community

NHLA Statement in Solidarity with the Black Community

  PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 5, 2020 Contact: Sandra Hernandez(310) 386-5768shernandez@maldef.org   NHLA STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE BLACK COMMUNITY (WASHINGTON D.C.) - The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of more than 40 of...

5 Tips for Latinas Looking to Climb Capitol Hill

5 Tips for Latinas Looking to Climb Capitol Hill

Maria Meier served in senior positions in both Senate and House Democratic Leadership offices. Despite her drive, the road to securing a job on the Hill was not easy. Here are her 5 tips for Latinas interested in public service.

Latina Leader: Maria Elena Durazo

Latina Leader: Maria Elena Durazo

We had the privilege of interviewing Maria Elena Durazo in 2015, below are some excerpts from our conversation with her, where she provides insight into her journey and encourages Latinas to become organizers and politicians who lead by example. Note: This interview...

My Path to Public Service

My Path to Public Service

My Path to Public Service: How a Fellowship Helped Me Build My Career I grew up in a working-class neighborhood of California in an area that has seen its fair share of economic struggles. Our skies were permanently stained gray, a result of the smog blowing in from...

Latina Leadership Institute Launches in San Antonio

Latina Leadership Institute Launches in San Antonio

"There's a problem with US leadership when Latinas aren't represented in Congress and state legislatures,” wrote Elaine Ayala in the San Antonio Express News, announcing the Latina Leadership Forum launch hosted by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC)...

LGBTQ Latin@ Voices

LGBTQ Latin@ Voices

In honor of Pride, #LatinasRepresent interviewed four leading LGBTQ Latin@ leaders in public service and politics. They shared their motivations for getting involved, their experiences advocating for LGBTQ Latin@s, and their messages for their communities, families,...

#LatinasRepresent Summer Reading List

#LatinasRepresent Summer Reading List

As the communications intern at LatinasRepresent, I’ve had the opportunity to interview Latina leaders throughout the country. I typically ask elected officials and advocates how they got started in public service, who their mentors were, and what advice they have for...

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