For Immediate Release
July 3, 2018
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.