Recent Successes, Policy Landscape, and the Long Road Ahead to Reproductive Justice
The 2012 election resulted in tremendous wins for Latinas, both in how many Latinas cast ballots, and in terms of substantive legislative victories. Latinas played a key role in the “Women of Color Wave” responsible for re-electing President Obama and many other decisive outcomes across the country. Over 53% of the electorate were women, and 1 in 10 voters were Latinos. While women and young people are widely credited with electing pro-women policymakers, including President Obama—the fact is that women of color and youth of color drove these trends.