For Immediate Release
February 3rd, 2019
Tucson, Arizona – Las Adelitas Arizona PAC – a political action committee that encourages Latinas in Arizona to participate in the political process and support progressive issues – today has announced their endorsement of Lane Santa Cruz for Tucson Ward 1 City Council.
“We are excited to announce our endorsement for Tucson's Ward 1 City Council member, Lane Santa Cruz” said Las Adelitas Board Member Charlene Mendoza. “Her commitment to Tucson includes developing functional transportation systems, liveable communities and investment in our youth". Lane states: “Together we can build bridges and strengthen our communities. My mission is to have the conversations that matter. Let’s talk about working class people, equal outcomes not just opportunities, and getting the necessary resources in the hands of the people."
Lane is both bilingual and bicultural and a testament to the resiliency of the people in the Southwest. At her core, she is an educator and community organizer. Before returning to work as a Council Aide to the Ward 1 Council Office, she spent 12 years in nonprofits and grassroots community efforts working on sexual/gender violence, food justice, migrant rights, DIY bicycle mechanics, and Ethnic Studies. Since obtaining her Ph.D., she teaches courses in Mexican American Studies and Education at the UA and organizes community bike rides on the Southside.
Lane is running for Ward 1 because she is committed to bringing a fresh vision that is centered on bringing the needs of working families to Tucson City Hall. Tucson is such a special place and she wants to take it to the next level by being a bridge that connects more people to engage with city governance because that is democratic participation. As an engaged and effective public servant at Ward 1, she has learned that a steady urgency is what brings about long-lasting change.
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Las Adelitas were the women soldiers who fought along men during the Mexican revolution of 1910. These women sacrificed their lives to fight for and defend their beliefs. Today, the spirit and image of Las Adelitas has come to represent the broader struggles for social justice and equality that Las Adelitas Arizona works for every day by recruiting, educating and mobilizing Latinas to participate in the political process and supporting progressive issues of impact to Latinas in Arizona.
Based in southern Arizona, Las Adelitas Arizona PAC is a statewide political action committee (PAC) that encourages Latinas in Arizona to participate in the political process and support progressive issues. Las Adelitas Arizona PAC was established in 2006 to open up the political process for Arizona Latinas. They mobilize Latinas to run for office; create workshops and forums addressing the needs or concerns of the Latino community; connect volunteers with partner organizations; and create and fund opportunities for training and development. For more information, visit lasadelitasarizona.com.