Why This Organization Wants to Help Get More Latinas Elected to Office


Especially in an election year, the fight for inclusion and representation is essential. One group, Emily's List, is working hard to get Democratic women elected--and they're looking to be more inclusive of non-white women as well, advocating to get more Latina women elected to office. Learn more about their efforts at the link. latina.com - Latinas are vastly underrepresented in U.S. government, and Emily's List, one of the largest organizations for women in politics, is starting a new initiative to help change that.

“As the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, we understand the power Latinas hold – at the ballot box and on the ballot itself. While Emily’s List has played a role in electing every Democratic Latina currently serving in Congress, we know we need to do more and now is the time,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, in a press release. “The stakes in this election could not be higher — for Latinas and for all of us. With Donald Trump leading the Republican fight to divide our nation and roll back opportunities for women, Latinas will not sit on the sidelines. Together, we will work to break down barriers, not build walls.”

The group has already established a national Latina Advisory Council, where leading Latinas in politics, business and civil rights services work together to get pro-choice democratic mujeres elected to public office by reaching out to voters.

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