Latinas Lead CA was Founded in 2015, by Monica Rodriguez (current Los Angeles City Councilwoman), Diana Rodriguez, Julissa Gomez, Danielle Cendejas, Susan Sifuentes-Trigueros, Ana Ponce, Maria Mejia, Marisa Yeager, Cinthia Flores, and Gabriela Medina (YPN Co-founders) who formerly had served together on a previous political action committee but decided to branch out and solely focus on helping elect Latinas to office.
Our story began because we saw a severe lack of Latina representation throughout the state. We saw first hand the changing demographic for Latinas in California and the shortcoming in leadership positions, especially in political office. We knew this niche needed to be filled, it was our duty to step up to the challenge. We saw the need to focus and bring a collective voice for Latinas throughout the state and that is why we created this organization, to create a pipeline for other Latinas and for future generations. Alongside establishing this organization we also created The Youth Professional Network (YPN) to ensure a continued bench of representation for the upcoming Latinas and future leaders of this state and nation.
Latinas Lead California (LLCA) is a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to amplifying the political voice and lived experience of Latinas by increasing the number of Latinas in elected office, appointments, and other prominent leadership positions.
LLLCA envisions a California where Latinas are empowered to create a transformative, healthy, and thriving quality of life for all Californians.
As the first and only non-partisan PAC focused on electing Latinas, Latinas Lead California accomplishes its mission by:
Identifying and supporting Latinas leaders, regardless of political affiliation, who demonstrate integrity, courage, and a commitment to prioritizing equity and diversity.
Empowering the next generation of Latina Leaders through our Young Professional Network.
Engaging Latinas Leaders:
with grit to advocate for reproductive rights, such as supporting policies that preserve an individual’s freedom and access to reproductive choice.
with the fortitude to advocate for women's economic prosperity in California to advance their economic vitality by closing the gender wage gap and increasing access to paid family leave.
To uphold, preserve, and increase voting rights for women in California.
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