With heated debates taking place in Washington over issues like immigration, reproductive rights, and affordable healthcare, every Latina should be paying attention to the 2018 Midterm Elections. These 20 badass candidates and organizers are getting involved in a real way and certainly making 2018 a year to remember. Above all, even more Latinas are running for office in 2018 than ever before, and making sure our voices are heard.
So read up on the candidates, and also make sure you’re registered to vote on November 6th.
1. Veronica Escobar
Credit: Veronica Escobar. Digital Image. Veronica Escobar for Congress.
Running for: Congress, Texas 16th District
Sylvia Garcia is running in Texas’s 16th District and will likely become the first Latina congresswoman from the state of Texas. Garcia is a former El Paso County judge and she has proved herself a true opponent of Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.