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Due to inclement weather, this event has been POSTPONED.

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Washington, D.C. — Throughout our nation’s history, Latinas have been a voice at the forefront of ensuring equality for all Americans.

Despite the current challenges our nation faces, Latinas represent a growing economic and political force that is thriving and optimistic about this country’s future. For more than a year, the Trump administration has sought to undermine American democracy and strip protections and opportunities from communities that are often taken for granted. In response, Latinas are leading activist movements, running for public office, and speaking out against injustices across the nation. They are defending immigrant rights, reproductive rights, and environmental justice. From Puerto Rico to Texas to Washington, D.C., they are leveraging their power to move this country forward.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a thoughtful discussion examining the power of Latinas in American society. This event is part of an ongoing series that focuses on race and creating power to move a progressive agenda forward.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.


Opening remarks:
Danyelle Solomon, Senior Director, Progress 2050, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:
Del. Elizabeth R. Guzman (D-VA)
Jessica Gonález-Rojas, Executive Director, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Greisa Martinez, Advocacy and Policy Director, United We Dream
Mayra Macias, Political Director, Latino Victory Project

Vanessa Gonzalez, Associate Director, Work and Family Advocacy, Center for American Progress


March 21, 2018
10:00 a.m. ET – 11:15 a.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information, please contact Elena Gaona at [email protected] or 202.478.6322.