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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a link to access the event.
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