Politics have been on everyone’s mind ever since the 2016 election and, thankfully, things seem to be improving for Latinas running for office. Not only did a record number of women run for office in 2018 but the trend continued with wins and a record number of women heading to Congress next year. And, thankfully, Latinas made up some of those numbers.
You probably know all about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but did you know that there were 9 Latina political stars this year who made strides for all of us? Some of them won their elections and some lost but, overall, it’s been a good year. Here are the Latinas in politics that you need to know before the year is over.