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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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BELatina’s Weekend Recap: Mora, Bad Bunny, Latinas Represent Summit, and More

Many incredible Latinas joined the Latinas Represent Summit on October 8th, a one-day virtual event where Latino culture, political identity, colorism, and more were discussed. Through this event, they were able to remind the world that there’s nothing like Latinas empowering other Latinas.
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Stephanie Lopez talks to WGN9
The growing representation of Latinas in politics

Latinas are exploring the world of politics more than ever before. The field traditionally dominated by men has seen a shift over the last few years.  In Illinois – there are now six Latinas in the House and four in the Senate.
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In Texas, Mayra Flores is latest Latina to win big in politics. Can others do the same?

Stephanie Lopez, program director for LatinasRepresent, a national, nonpartisan organization focused on increasing the number and diversity of Latinas in public office, said many Latina candidates are still fighting off outdated assumptions about their electability.  
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Stephanie Lopez

Program Director

sglopez@latinasrepresent.org