Baseball Has Long Been A Game For Male Congressman, Here’s How Latinas Are Making Sure That Women Are Included

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Making the push for legislative agendas can be a rough sport when you don’t have a team to fight for you. Strong interpersonal relationships have been a prominent component to successful political careers from the start and white male members of the Washington D.C. political sphere have garnered this understanding to their benefit for years, capitalizing on it in order to push their own a schemes. On Capitol Hill, the game of baseball has been a huge facilitator of this bond which for decades worked to keep women and people of color on the sidelines.

These days, however, when it comes to the biggest game of the political season Latinas especially refuse to be cast away to the bench.

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