There are currently 435 members of the 112th Session of the US Congress and 100 members of the US Senate. Out of 535 federally elected officials, only FIVE are Latina Democrats.
And in the 111th Session? We briefly had SIX, until we celebrated US Congresswoman Hilda Solis becoming Secretary of Labor.
Latinas are overachievers. We are the fastest growing segment of US small businesses.
Are we going to sit back or take action?
In 2012 Latinos represent 15.5% (more than 50 million) of the U.S. population and we are projected to grow to 25% by 2050. Our purchasing power equals $1.1 trillion.
Yet, in the nation's Capitol, where decisions are made daily that impact our lives and livelihood, there are only 21 Latino Democrats. Of those 21 only FIVE are Latinas. That's less than one percent!
We NEED YOUR HELP to change the landscape in Washington and across the country. The numbers have not changed. Not from lack of talent, or from lack of trying. But Latina candidates often face an uphill climb from the moment they decide they want to become the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th Democratic Latina in House.
So our goal is to DOUBLE IT. GIVE $10, $20, $40, or more today to double the amount of Latinas in office.
Since 2008 to present, Poder PAC has supported 22 Latina’s running at the local, state, and federal level. Let’s not stop now. Let’s Double it.
Since 2008, your generosity has resulted in 250 donors to PoderPAC and allowed us to expand our list of Latina’s we support. Let’s Double it.
Politics can change in an instant. Political fortunes can be made or lost in a moment.
Now is OUR moment. We can do this together. Let’s DOUBLE IT!
Give Today and Join us Next Week for our first ever Poder PAC Conference in Washington, DC. Click here for more details. Let’s Double it!
Ingrid Duran, PODER PAC Chair and Catherine Pino, PODER PAC Treasurer