We are the premier membership organization where individuals like you can contribute to support Latina leaders seeking political office.
Why We Do What We Do
For more than 25 years, this organization has been a force behind the victories of California's most prominent Latina elected leaders, providing countless volunteer hours and tens of thousands in financial resources.
Latinas Lead California is spearheaded by a group of dedicated Latinas who are committed to electing Latinas to public office. Our board has a diversity of experience in a variety of fields. We meet monthly and make a commitment to raise funds to give to our endorsed candidates.
Our Latinas Lead California Young Professionals Network is designed to encourage political participation and help develop the next generation of Latina leadership. Designed for Latinas under the age of 35, the YPN Leadership Team meets regularly and holds events and trainings for their members.
Latinas Lead California endorses and contributes to Latinas seeking political office. A non-partisan organization, we are committed to empowering and advancing Latinas who are dedicated to creating opportunity in our state.
Latinas Lead California’s Young Professionals Network (YPN) will develop the next generation of Latinas committed to electing Latinas to local, state, and federal office. We are actively recruiting a group of exceptional young leaders to support and elect Latinas who run for office.
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Meet Our Favorite Latinas Who Lead
Maria Cabildo // U.S. Congress CA-34
Among the several Latina candidates running for this seat, we believe Maria Cabildo is the strongest contender for California's 34th Congressional District. No other candidate has done more to create economic opportunity for Latinas and their families in our community. Vote for Maria on April 4, 2017.
Monica Rodriguez // Los Angeles City Council
Monica is a longtime community leader, non-profit director, public servant, and a mom. She has taken on dozens of fights for us and won: delivering results and strengthening our neighborhoods. She will bring new energy and new solutions to make all of our neighborhoods vibrant and safe. Vote for Monica on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Imelda Padilla // LAUSD School Board, District 6
Imelda was born an advocate. Her determination to overcome her rickets as a young child transformed her into a strong advocate for education, environmental justice, and labor rights that we see today. Vote for Imelda on March 7th.
Monica Garcia // LAUSD School Board, District 2
Monica's bold call to action, "Diplomas for All", has galvanized the LAUSD community to take aggressive action to reach a 100% graduation rate. She is working to end the cycle of poverty by ensuring that every child can read, write, think, and believe. Vote for Monica on March 7th.
Margarita Rios // Norwalk City Council
Margarita strives to be the nexus for the Norwalk community. As a proud public servant, she wants to strengthen business partnerships, provide economic stabilization, and improve public safety. Vote for Margarita on March 7th.
Carmen Avalos // South Gate City Clerk
Carmen is a dedicated public servant with more than 16 years of experience as the South Gate City Clerk. She deserves to be re-elected because she has been a watchdog for government accountability and transparency and developed an expertise in the Elections and Political Reform Act. Vote for Carmen on March 7th.
Sonia Lopez // South Gate City Treasurer
Sonia has years of experience in expanding education accessibility for her community. As a long time advocate, she will continue to build long-standing relationships and hold the city government accountable to the residents of South Gate. Vote for Sonia on March 7th.
Jenny Perez // South Gate City Council
Jenny Perez will introduce innovation and progressive solutions to her community. As a proven leader, mentor, activist, and philanthropist, her dedication will benefit the families, visitors, and business of South Gate. Vote for Jenny on March 7th.
Denise Menchaca // San Gabriel City Council
Denise is a community leader and business owner running for the San Gabriel City Council. She will invest in public safety, support historical preservation, and provide diverse, quality city services. Vote for Denise on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Denise Diaz // South Gate City Council
With a clear vision for the future, Denise is running to fulfill the promise of her community and will work to create new quality jobs and economic opportunities for residents. She wants to provide stronger city services and improve the quality of life for residents. Vote for Denise on March 7th.
Laura Herrera // Huntington Park City Council
Laura is an experienced and trusted leader who will serve in the best interest of Huntington Park's residents. She will protect Huntington Park against corruption and will fight for justice and better opportunities for each resident of the city. Vote for Laura on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.
Diane Gramajo // La Mirada City Council
Diane wants to put people above politics. She plans to put the residents first and advocate for her community's safety, education, and economic development. If elected, she would be the only Latina on the La Mirada City Council. Vote for Diane on March 7, 2017.
Nanette Barragan // Congress, District 44
Nanette will be the tenacious champion we need in Congress to make college more affordable, protect women's ability to make their own personal health decisions, and fight for equal pay for equal work.
Monique Limón // Assembly District 37
Monique Limón is a champion for education in California’s Central Coast. She will focus on increasing access to early childhood education, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math initiatives, and expanding career and technical education to students.
Sharon Quirk-Silva // Assembly District 65
Sharon understands the challenges California families face in today's difficult economy. As a teacher, she is passionate about all Californians having access to a quality education. She earned a reputation for solving problems and working together.
Sabrina Cervantes // Assembly District 60
Sabrina Cervantes is a leader with a proven track record of advocating for working families. She has fought to expand access to higher education, strengthen our regional economy, and improve the delivery of services to our most vulnerable citizens.
Eloise Gomez-Reyes // Assembly District 47
Eloise Gomez-Reyes is an attorney and community leader who is running for the State Assembly. She grew up near the train tracks in south Colton. Eloise knows it takes perseverance and a great education to live a better life. She's committed to growing California's middle class.
Blanca Rubio // Assembly District 48
Blanca Rubio understands firsthand the struggles that immigrant and working families face because she lived them. She's educator who is passionate about improving local schools and communities. She's dedicated giving children and working families the tools to succeed.
Mara Elliott // San Diego City Attorney
Mara Elliott will put her proven experience to work as an effective, independent City Attorney focused on the letter of the law, not politics. She is running to get results for San Diego taxpayers and neighborhoods.
Jeanette Vazquez // Fullerton School Board
Jeanette Vazquez is a passionate educator, an advocate for families, and an avid supporter of neighborhood schools. A product of Fullerton schools, she understands that strong partnerships between all stakeholders will ensure students are ready for college, career, and life.
Kim Bernice Nguyen // Garden Grove City Council
Kim wants to find innovative ways to improve Garden Grove. She will develop partnerships to allocate more space for community parks and to continue developing commercial areas to bring good paying jobs and improve the economy.
Elizabeth Jonasson Rosas // Fresno Unified School Board
Elizabeth understands the need to provide the resources for all students to succeed, whether they are headed to a four-year college, a vocational education program, or will be entering the workforce. She will also make sure children are safe and have a positive learning environment on every campus.