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EMILYs List Partners with BOLD PAC, PODER PAC, and the Latino Victory Project to Host

October 11, 2021

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October 11, 2021

EMILYs List Partners with BOLD PAC, PODER PAC, and the Latino Victory Project to Host the 2021 Latina Candidate Briefing

EMILYs List and partners highlight the importance of electing Latinas to office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, EMILYs List will partner with BOLD PAC, PODER PAC, and the Latino Victory Project for a Latina Candidate Briefing. 
The goal of the event is to highlight the importance of electing Latinas to political office, and it will include panels from the partnering organizations and Latina elected officials. Additionally, there will be presentations from the EMILYs List campaign team and remarks from Del. Hala Ayala, the Democratic nominee and EMILYs List-endorsed candidate for lieutenant governor in the vital race in Virginia. 
EMILYs List hosted the first Latina Candidate Briefing three years ago during the week of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Conference. Last year, given the challenges of the pandemic, the event was hosted virtually as it will be this year too.

WHO: Democratic nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor Del. Hala Ayala;
New York state Assemblymember and EMILYs List 2021 Rising Star Nominee Catalina Cruz (NY-AD39); 
Arizona Corporation Commission Member Anna Tovar
Riverside City Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes (Ward 2);
EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler
EMILYs List VP, Training & Community Engagement Johanna Silva Waki
EMILYs List VP, Federal and Gubernatorial Campaigns Jessica Mackler
EMILYs List VP, State and Local Campaigns Sarah Curmi
BOLD PAC Executive Director Victoria McGroary
PODER PAC Chair of the Board Ingrid Duran
Latino Victory Project Managing Director Yvonne Gutierrez;
Voto Latino Founding CEO, María Teresa Kumar;
EMILYs List Deputy Director of State and Local Campaign Communications Yari Aquino

WHAT: Fourth Annual Latina Candidate Briefing

WHEN: Thursday, Oct.  14, 2021 6 p.m. ET

WHERE: Virtual; RSVP to [email protected] for a link to access the event.

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