About us

OUR MISSION:

To Recruit, educate and mobilize Latinas to participate in the political process and support progressive issues of impact to Latinas in Arizona.

Las Adelitas were the women soldiers that fought alongside men during the Mexican revolution, these mujeres sacrificed their lives to fight for, and defend their beliefs. Today, the spirit and image of Las Adelitas has come to represent our broader struggles for social justice and equality.

OUR WORK:

Las Adelitas Arizona has worked for over ten years to open up the political process for Latinas in our state. We have supported the personal and professional development of many women in our organization. Our members help orient our groups focus and weigh in on the initiatives we pursue. We mobilize to help Latinas running for office, we create workshops and forums addressing the needs or concerns of our community, we connect volunteers with partnered organizations and we create and fund opportunities for training and development. Most recently, Las Adelitas established the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez scholarship to support the college education of Adelitas in Arizona. Be a part of something bigger! Consider joining Las Adelitas Arizona!

 

  • From the blog

    Las Adelitas Arizona Announces Endorsement of Raquel Terán for Arizona House of Representatives, District 30

    For Immediate Release                                                                

    July 3, 2018

                                                                              

    MEDIA Contact:

    Laura Enriquez

    lasadelitasarizona@gmail.com

    (520) 358-3331

     

    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 announced their endorsement of Raquel Terán for Arizona House of Representatives District 30.

     

    We at Las Adelitas are thrilled that Raquel Terán, our 2014 Adelitas del Año, has launched a campaign for elected office,” said Las Adelitas Arizona Board Chair Jennifer Allen. “Raquel has long exemplified our ideals of supporting Latinas and their families. Las Adelitas Arizona is honored to endorse her run for the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 30.

     

    Our current state legislature is made up of 19% Latinos compared to 30% of the statewide population. Of those legislators, only 4 are women. For the past 10 years, Las Adelitas Arizona PAC has been working to open the political process for Latinas in Arizona to ensure that political leaders are more reflective of the racially diverse communities they represent.

     

    Raquel’s strong commitment to Latinas and their families has been proven with her work over the past 12 years including fighting to protect affordable health care and women’s reproductive right’s with Planned Parenthood; increasing civic participation with Mi Familia Vota; and rallying against SB1070 author Russell Pearce resulting in his recall,” said Allen. “We are proud to call Raquel Terán an Adelita.

     

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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.

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    Las Adelitas Arizona Condemns Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         MEDIA CONTACT:

    June 25, 2018                                                             Laura Enriquez

                                                                                     lasadelitasarizona@gmail.com

                                                                                     (520) 358-3331

     

                                                                                                                         

    Tucson, AZ – Las Adelitas Vice-Chair, Gabriela Valdez issued the following statement today in response to the ongoing crisis in the United States resulting from the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy and the practice of separating children from their families.

    “Las Adelitas Arizona condemns the Trump administration’s cruel zero tolerance policy at the U.S.-Mexico border as a cruel violation of the human rights of immigrant parents and children. It has been reported that between April 19th to June 18th, 2,300 children were separated and sent to detention centers and makeshift tent cities across this country. Separating family was in not required by law; this has simply been the political actions of a cruel and xenophobic administration.  The separation of children from their families has created unnecessary terror and trauma that will live with these children for the rest of their lives. Even the repeal of this practice still allows families to be held indefinitely without being seen by a judge.”

    In response to this crisis, Las Adelitas Arizona is calling on all people with a conscience to stand together to denounce the policy and demand family unity as a fundamental principle of all our immigration and border policies. The organization is urging its members to tell their representatives that we will not allow deal-making that uses children as pawns. They urge their members to call on local elected officials and the Arizona governor to tell them to divest their state resources away from border enforcement practices that undermine the values of our nation and terrorize children.  They are also urging people from across the country to donate to community organizations that provide support and advocacy around immigrant and border community issues. Donations are the lifeblood for small organization and nonprofits. 

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    Las Adelitas Arizona’s mission is to recruit, educate and mobilize Latinas to participate in the political process and support progressive issues of impact to Latinas in Arizona. Las Adelitas were the women soldiers that fought alongside men during the Mexican revolution, these mujeres sacrificed their lives to fight for, and defend their beliefs. Today, the spirit and image of Las Adelitas has come to represent our broader struggles for social justice and equality.

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