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Record number of Latinas in political office but still underrepresented

A new report shows Latinas make up about 9-percent of the U.S. population but less than 3-percent of political leaders.
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Latina elected officials
There are a record number of Latinas running for office, it’s still not enough

Latinas are serving in elected official positions across the U.S. in record numbers in 2022, but are still vastly underrepresented compared to their total population according to a new report from Latinas Represent in partnership with the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP).
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A slew of Latina candidates for Congress are looking to make history as ‘firsts’

The races are being run at a time when Latina political underrepresentation persists at all levels of public office, according to a new report from the Center for American Women and Politics and Latinas Represent released Wednesday. Despite making up about 9.3% of the U.S. population, Latinas make up less than 3% of officials elected to statewide executive offices, state legislatures and Congress.
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