Latinas Lead California Statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program Recision
Latinas Lead California Young Professionals Network President and attorney for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Cinthia Flores stated:
“The Trump Administration’s recision of DACA goes against the values our country. We stand in solidarity with the 800,000 DACAmented youth who are affected by the program's recision. We will continue to identify and support candidates who represent the best interests of Latinas. To that end, our organization recognizes the leadership of formerly endorsed candidate Congresswoman Nanette Barragan on this issue. We thank Congresswoman Barragan for fighting to provide immigrant youth with a permanent solution."
With the end of DACA, tens of thousands of Latina DACA recipients face an uncertain future and need your support. We urge you to contact your Congressional representative and ask them to support The DREAM Act. Look up your representative by clicking here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/.
Latinas Lead California is joining Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota and iAmerica for this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month of Action (HHMA)! HHMA is a national voter registration campaign that helps shift behaviors for American Latinos from simply celebrating our culture to building our political power. And this year, flexing our political muscles is more important than ever.
Join us and more than 400 hundred organizations, leaders and influencers as we organize on September 15 - October 15 to register eligible voters and make sure our community makes it to the polls on Election Day. We can’t do this work alone and are counting on you to help us register your family and friends, too.
Want to make a difference in this election? Here’s how you can help:
- Register to vote today at www.HHMAction.com.
- Engage your networks! Visit www.HHMAction.com to access the digital toolkit. Then, share graphics, social media posts, and videos on your social media channels to remind your networks why it’s important to take action.
- Post and re-post! Help us spread the word by using the hashtag #HHMA.
- Download VoterPal for iOS and Android and register your friends.
Let’s celebrate the pride in our culture, by showing the power of our vote.
Latinas Lead California is pleased to announce its support of Dawn Ortiz-Legg for the 35th California State Assembly District.
Latinas Lead California is the state’s only political network that endorses and contributes to Latina candidates. A nonpartisan organization, Latinas Lead California is committed to promoting and increasing the active participation of Latinas to elected office.
Latinas Lead California is supporting Ortiz-Legg because of her proven track record of creating jobs and finding common sense solutions to the problems facing our state.
“Dawn Ortiz-Legg has spent more than 20 years making her community a better place to live and work. A second generation Mexican-American and a fourth generation small business owner, Dawn uniquely understands the needs of middle-class families along the Central Coast,” stated Latinas Lead California.
Latinas Lead California congratulates our Vice President, Diana Rodriguez on being named the leader of Ek, Sunkin, & Klink's
Long Beach Office. She will run the company’s new Long Beach office and will give the full-service government relations, strategic communication and campaign management firm a daily presence in Los Angeles County’s second largest city.
“Long Beach and its surrounding communities are dynamic, diverse and growing,” added Diana Rodriguez. “I know what it takes to work in these communities, to get things done for clients and to move public policy forward. I’m excited to serve as a local contact for Ek, Sunkin & Klink’s existing clients and to help the firm expand business.”
Diana has 10 years of experience as a lobbyist advocating for clients with issues in the education, water and local government sectors. She has focused considerable attention on education, social services, environment and transportation issues that benefit traditionally underserved communities.
Latinas Lead California is proud to announce our new name and new initiatives. Why Latinas Lead? The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics recent study entitled, "Fulfilling America's Future: Latinas in the U.S., 2015" stated the following on Latina's political participation:
"Greater representation by Latinas in voting and in elected office could help support policies that would narrow the gaps between Latinas and others. Efforts to increase political representation of Latinas could be enhanced considerably by providing them with more information about the benefits of citizenship. Many more Latina voters could be brought to the polls if their rate of naturalization was increased."
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