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Why We Do What We Do

Our History

Latinas Lead California is California's only political action committee that focuses solely on supporting Latinas running for public office.

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.

Women candidates are stepping up and running for all levels, from the White House to the State House and in cities, counties, school, and water boards across California. Latinas are the largest growing demographic population in our state, and yet we are still vastly underrepresented in elected offices.

We continue to support qualified Latina candidates seeking elected office because the shift in representation only happens when we are relentless in our pursuit.

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Our Board

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.

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Our Mission

Latinas Lead California's first political action committee dedicated to raising funds to support Latinas seeking political office and/or appointment to a public and private policy-making boards and commissions. A non-partisan organization, we are committed to empowering and advancing Latinas dedicated to creating opportunity for the next generation.

How We Support Latinas

We continue to endorse and contribute to Latina candidates as we have for more than 25 years. We're committed to candidates who are passionate about creating effective public policies that empower Latinas and push for multi-generational progress and opportunity for others. We endorse candidates who demonstrate a willingness to fight for reproductive rights, equal pay for equal work, and a clean and sustainable environment. We provide critical campaign funds and support for Get Out the Vote efforts — a game changer for many Latinas in their first run for office. Our underlying principle is to invest our dollars in candidates that represent the best of Latina leadership.

Our Future

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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