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While there’s been much publicity regarding the future Latino faces of politics, the accolades of Latina political leaders isn’t going unnoticed. The Hill released their “Latina Leaders to Watch” list and it consists of powerhouses spearheading politics on Capitol Hill. Stemming from various Latin origins and of both Democratic and Republican backgrounds, this list is as diverse as the Latina’s that comprise it.
These women provide a variety of perspectives and experiences that are crucial for implementing solutions that provide for all Americans. As a preview: Daniella Diaz is a political reporter from Texas; Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) shattered glass ceilings as the first Latina to be elected to the U.S. Senate; Ruth Guerra was head of Hispanic communications for the Republican National Committee during the 2016 Presidential primaries; and Peruvian-born Lorelli Praeli is an immigrant rights advocate and was the Hispanic Vote Director for Hillary Clinton.
Domenika Lynch of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute stated:
“We are living in a defining moment in history, it is imperative that we invest and launch Latino leaders who are prepared to address the problems of the future.”
Latinas on Capitol Hill are closing inequity gaps—which is something to be celebrated regardless of political affiliation.
Much like their pioneering counterparts in corporate America, these women are overcoming gender, racial and professional disparity on their journey to political success. These Latina SHEroes are inspiring the next generation of Latina leaders.