7 Latina Firsts in Recent Politics

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Right now, the country is more divided than ever, and putting our trust in the government seems impossible at times. But in the darkness we seem to be plunged in, there are rays of sparkling light that signal that all hope is not lost.

The election this past Tuesday, proved to signal that there’s still hope for us to have a political infrastructure that’s more representative of the country we live in. That night we saw a win for diversity and inclusion – a far cry from the alt-right tones that haven’t been strongly condemned by the president. Four transgender candidates won their races in California, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Minnesota. Charlotte, North Carolina elected its first Black woman mayor, Helena, Montana also elected its first Black mayor. And the night also had some firsts for Latinas; Virginia elected its first Latina delegates.

In honor of the Latinas who have made waves in politics, we’re looking at the women who recently have been showing that there is nothing they’re incapable of. Hopefully, it is a sign of more awesomeness to come. 

Elizabeth Guzman

Photo: Elizabeth Guzman/Twitter

Elizabeth Guzman is one of two women to be the first Latinas elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. The Peruvian-American was part of a Democratic sweep in the state this past Tuesday.

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