Latinas Are Stepping Up To Political Participation

Latinas in Georgia seem to be making gains not only in terms of voter participation (outpacing national voter participation) but also appearing on the ballots as candidates for office.

A community in transition, over one million strong, incredibly entrepreneurial and innovative; Latinx in our state are stepping up to the plate and making significant progress with representation in school boards (hello Jason Esteves, first EVER Latino elected to a board of education in Georgia) and districts (Brenda Lopez is the first Latina elected to the Georgia Legislature).

This election season, Georgia is discovering new faces of Latinas ready to represent their communities and leave their positive mark:

Moraima “Mo” Ivory, candidate for Atlanta city Council District 1

Deborah Gonzalez, running for Georga House of Representatives District 117

Maria del Rosario Palacios, running for Gainesville Ward 4 seat

(Latino Connection Georgia is published by the Latino Community Fund Inc -LCF Georgia- a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This post is not equivalent of endorsements or support. It simply intends to inform on the increased political participation of Latinas in the civic process in the state)

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Moraima “Mo” Ivory, Adjunct professor, lawyer & radio personality
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Deborah Gonzalez, Entertainment lawyer
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Maria del Rosario Palacios, Policy Analyst and Nonprofit Professional




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Gilda (Gigi) Pedraza

Executive Director and Founder Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) Social Entrepreneur, Community Advocate, Latina, Mom, Wife. Lover of Life.

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