September 3, 2021 | Kierra Powell
September 15th kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to recognize the important contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the U.S. through their cultures, traditions, and legacies. According to the 2020 census, Hispanic Americans are the nation’s second-fastest-growing racial or ethnic group after Asian Americans. 2020 saw major gains for Hispanic women in politics, with a record number of Latinas running for Congress. However, Latinas remain underrepresented, accounting for less than 4% of all candidates for U.S. Congress in 2020. This Hispanic Heritage Month, we encourage you to support the civic participation of Hispanic women.
How Can I Help
1.) Take some time this month to dive deep into Hispanic and Latino American culture by reading books by authors of Hispanic or Latino origin, watching movies about Hispanic and Latino culture, and going to local events that celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latino people have made to U.S. society.
2.) September 28th is National Voter Registration Day. Sign up to volunteer with AIT as we work with Latino voters ahead of the 2022 Elections.
3.) Support the transformative work of All In Together by donating in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Contributions this month will go towards expanding our Spanish language content and outreach for women and non-binary individuals