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7 Latinas Running for Congress in the 2020 General Election

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
2020 marks the centennial of women winning the right to vote, and while we may feel like we have made progress, we have to recognize that we haven’t made enough. There is so much work left to do for women...
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Georgette Gomez Could Be the First Queer Latina in Congress

Yvette Montoya
Georgette Gomez was the first queer Latina elected to San Diego City Council President. Now she wants to be the first queer Latina in Congress representing San Diego’s 53rd Congressional District. Growing up in San Diego’s Barrio Logan, Gomez’s first cause...
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AOC Gave a Speech in Spanish at Bernie Sanders Town Hall

Virginia Isaad
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s Sunday town hall in Las Vegas featured not one but two of the most prominent Latinas in politics: NY Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico and a Sanders...
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Nury Martinez Makes History as the First Latina President of the L.A. City Council

Araceli Cruz
Yesterday was a historic day for the city of Los Angeles. San Fernando Valley area Councilwoman Nury Martinez became the first Latina to be president of the Los Angeles City Council. Her new position as president of the 15-member council...

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