Hi! My name is Maria Elena Garcia and I am the creator of this website. I am senior at Barnard College of Columbia University. I am part of the Athena Scholars Program at Barnard and as part of my Athena Senior Seminar, scholars develop a social action project. My social action project, #INominate #YoNomino, is aimed to bring awareness to the barriers women face in running for public office, the lack of nominations and encouragement for women to run, as well as the depressingly low number of women of color in elected office. With this website and the combined social media campaign, I hope to increase the number Latinas nominated to run for office. The social media campaign is in both Spanish and English because leadership should be inclusive and accessible to all and isn’t represented in one way. This social action project is also in partnership with VoteRunLead and LatinasRepresent.
The #INominate #YoNomino project is aimed at encouraging more Latinas to seek public leadership positions. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an “endorsement” by Barnard College, The Athena Leadership Program, VoteRunLead, LatinasRepresent or any of our allies. Barnard College, VoteRunLead and LatinasRepresent are all non-partisan 501(c)(3) entities.