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. Las Adelitas AZ is committed to identifying and supporting Latina candidates across our state as well as collaborating with other like-minded organizations to build the voices and political power of Latinas in Arizona. Be a part of something bigger! Consider joining Las Adelitas Arizona!

  • From the blog

    Las Adelitas Arizona Announces Endorsement of Lane Santa Cruz for Tucson Ward 1 City Council

    For Immediate Release                                                                

    February 3rd, 2019

                                                                              

    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 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.

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    Las Adelitas Arizona Announces Endorsement of Regina Romero for Mayor of Tucson

    For Immediate Release                                                                

    January 21st, 2019

                                                                              

    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 has announced their early endorsement of Regina Romero for Mayor of Tucson.

    “As Tucson's Ward 1 City Council member for the last 11 years, she has been an ardent champion of civil rights, environmental protection and economic justice.” said Las Adelitas Arizona Board Chair Jennifer Allen. “In addition to being the best qualified candidate, she'd be the first woman Mayor EVER in Tucson's 150 years of having a mayor/council."

    Regina is one of the original founding members of Las Adelitas Arizona. Her drive to represent women and working families as well as to protect our environment has earned her three terms on the City Council. While on the Council, she has helped lift Tucson out of the Great Recession to its most prosperous decade in recent history, writing the City’s Primary Jobs Incentive program and calling for the Creation of an Economic Initiatives Office – both of which have resulted in thousands of long-term, good-paying jobs. She has championed issues such as equal pay for equal work and spearheaded the successful effort to pass universal earned sick and parental leave for City of Tucson families.


    As Mayor, Romero will focus on developing an economic incentive program that will help small businesses thrive in the City, and work with experts to craft a citywide climate resiliency action plan to combat the imminent threat of climate change. She will also work to ensure the delivery of core services to city residents including investing in our roads, connections for pedestrians and cyclists, making our transit systems more reliable and affordable, and enhancing our parks and open spaces for our community to enjoy.

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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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