Latinas are the most underrepresented group in political leadership. It’s time to represent! In this exciting series, Latinas and allies will have the opportunity to join women from around the nation to discover how they, too, can find a voice and step into the political arena. So join us this month online, and then come out to our National Go Run conference in November.


Let’s do this!

VoteRunLead has teamed up with Political Parity to launch Latinas in Leadership, a new online series calling all Latinas to lead a political life. Earlier this year, LatinasRepresent was released and the report shined a spotlight on the abysmal number of Latinas in public office: of the country’s nearly 8,000 state legislators, only 97 are Latinas. Together, we’ve decided to do something about it!

This five-part online series will include webinars focused on the latest research, skills training and election analysis, and conversations with today’s leading Latinas. The one-hour online clinics begin this Monday, October 20th and culminate in VoteRunLead’s National Go Run conference in Minnesota, November 21-23.

Everyone is welcome. All webinars start at 2pm EST and are free.

Latinas Represent: Latest research on the lack of elected Latinas

10/20/14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Learn about unique opportunities with Political Parity’s Marni Allen and Nadia Farjood and Carmen Orozco-Acosta from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.

Latinas in Leadership: I was the one we were waiting for10/23/14, 2:00pm – 2:00pmFlorida State Senator Anitere Flores and Wisconsin State Representative JoCasta Zamarippa are two dynamic leaders reshaping what it means to be a Latina in power. Learn from their experiences of being asked to run, the transition from community advocate to candidate, and hear how they balance personal life with political…

Q&A: Mary Gonzalez on mentorship, governing, and your authentic self10/31/14, 2:00pm – 2:00pm

Texas State Representative Mary Gonzalez is the first openly pansexual elected official in the country. Named 2013’s “Freshman Legislator of the Year,” she will share powerful stories of how mentors supported her personally and professionally, and how she remained true to herself. She’ll also share tips for effective governance as…

Latinas in Leadership: Your Campaign Starts Today. Get ready to run in 2016.

11/7/14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Jennifer Godinez, VoteRunLead Trainer and Executive Director of Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, has worked on countless local campaigns for Latinos/as and will share the ins and outs of campaigning. Learn strategies for effective voter engagement & fundraising, and start planning to be on the ballot! Online Ticketing for Latinas in… [READ MORE…]

Latinas in Leadership: Election Analysis. What was our impact, and how can we grow our power?

11/11/14, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

What was our impact & how can we grow our power?Santa Clara University Professor Anna Sampaio, author of Latinas and Electoral Politics Expanding Participation and Power in State and National Elections, will join Rutgers University Professor Shauna Shames, an expert on race and gender in American politics, to breakdown 2014…

National Go Run


Minneapolis, MN

11/21/14 – 11/23/14

Get the nuts and bolts of how to run for political office with VoteRunLead’s signature National Go Run training. Scholarships available!