The 2008 election cycle generated so much excitement for so many Latinas across the country. For many it was the first time engaging in a political campaign. PODER PAC was created out of the passion that we ourselves had and saw in so many Latinas across the US. We wanted to harness that passion and create an entity that would help our Latina sisters get elected to all levels of government. Thus, PODER PAC by Latinas for Latinas was born.
PODER PAC will provide Latina candidates with resources to help them launch winning campaigns. We understand some of the additional obstacles that Latinas face in running for office. The PAC will link candidates to a national fundraising network and help them build more effective campaign organizations. By connecting candidates with an experienced network of Latinas who have been on the frontline of campaigns from raising money, to managing campaigns, registering voters, to working on important issues in their communities we will help elect more Latinas into public office.
We invite Latinas and our friends and allies to join our national network. We will provide our membership with profiles of Latinas who are running for office around the country – our rising stars – so we can provide them with the critical early financial resources and expertise they need to help them win! Our goal is to increase the number of Latina elected officials at all levels of government. We hope that soon we will be helping to elect the first Latina U.S. Senator. By working together – we can make a difference and we will help change the political landscape in America.
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
Eva Longoria, Actress and Activist
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