Notes from the Field

Celebrating Latinas in Politics: ‘Running with My Girls’ Conversation

Our “Running with My Girls” exclusive screening conversation hosted in partnership with World Channel brought together the filmmaker, Rebekah Henderson, and a powerhouse lineup of former Latina candidates featured in the film, Candi CdeBaca, Veronica Barela, and Dr. Lisa Calderón, who shared their raw, real stories of running for local office.

The Zoom room was buzzing with energy as we delved into the journeys of these incredible women. From the highs of victory to the lows of facing down barriers, every moment was a testament to the courage and grit of Latina leaders in politics. But they didn’t just talk about the challenges—our speakers also shared the love, laughter, and unwavering support that fuels their passion for public service. There’s something magical about seeing Latinas lift each other up, reminding us that when one of us shines, we all shine brighter.

And let’s talk about the advice they dished out! It was a masterclass in political empowerment. They dropped gems left and right, leaving us feeling ready to take on the world.

One of the key highlights of the conversation was the genuine camaraderie and support among the speakers. As they recounted their experiences on the campaign trail, they emphasized the importance of solidarity and collaboration within their communities. Their collective passion for advocacy and public service served as a powerful reminder of the impact that Latinas can have in shaping their communities and driving positive change. The speakers also offered practical advice and encouragement for Latinas who aspire to run for office, emphasizing the importance of authenticity, resilience, and community engagement.

The “Running with My Girls” conversation wasn’t just about politics—it was a celebration of Latina powerhouses and a reminder of the incredible things we can achieve when we come together. So here’s to our past, present, and future Latina leaders—may we continue to lift each other up and pave the way for generations to come.

¡Adelante, hermanas! 💪🌟

Still haven’t seen the documentary or want to host a screening with your amigas? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Watch “Running with My Girls” on our website and soak in all the inspiration and empowerment it has to offer.