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Elizabeth Guzman, Virginia
As an immigrant from Peru, Guzman was inspired to run for office to protect immigrants in her home state, vowing to challenge Trump's immigration policies. Last night, she became one of the first Latina's elected to the House of Delegates.
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Hala Ayala, Virginia
The daughter of a Salvadoran immigrant, Ayala campaigned on a promise to fight for single mothers and working families. Last night, she won a seat in the 51st district of the House of Delegates. Guzman and Ayala are the first Latinas elected to Virginia's House.
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Deborah Gonzalez, Georgia
On Nov. 7, Gonzalez won a State House spot in district 117. The lawyer of more than 20 years wants to fight child sex trafficking and stop Cyberbullying.
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Teresa Mosqueda, Washington
Mosqueda, who won a seat on Seattle's City Council last evening, told the Seattle Times that her biggest priority is to fight for equal pay for women.
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Annette Taddeo, Florida
During Florida's special election in Sept., Taddeo, a Colombian immigrant fighting to raise the minimum wage and improve access to college education, became the first Latina Democrat to nab a seat in the Florida State Senate.
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The former undocumented immigrant wants to improve the quality of education and fight for fair wages in her district. She will be on the ballot for California Assembly District 51 on December 5, 2017.
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Rebecca Saldaña, Washington
The Washington state senator is running to serve a full-term to continue fighting for the rights of people of color in Washington, who face a high rate of discrimination. As the only woman of color in the Washington State Senate, Saldaña told Elle that she started as an organizer for farm workers and later immigrant communities.
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Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico
Currently serving as a U.S. Congresswomen, Grisham is running for governor in the 2018 mid-terms. If she wins, she will be the country's first Latina Democratic governor. As a single mother, she hopes to affect change that will improve the lives of women.
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Veronica Escobar, Texas
Running for Congress in 2018, Escobar's main focus is to increase economic opportunity for people in the city of El Paso and set an example for the rest of Texas.
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