Public Policy

From Isolation to Empowerment: My Journey at Advocacy Days 2024

By Mary Lu Schmid, Policy Coordinator As I navigated my first-ever work trip to Washington, DC, I found myself in a conference room, surrounded by over 200 advocates – true superheroes in every sense. We were there to absorb, exchange, and elevate each other’s stories. Half a year ago, I was […]

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Announcing our 2024 Latin@ research and policy fellows

With over 150 applicants for our Latina Leadership Fellowship, Esperanza United is thrilled to introduce our ten summer fellows. From now until August, these next-gen leaders will develop their skills, networks, and knowledge to step into their power as rising researchers and advocates.   Xochitl Fuentes is a second-year International Affairs […]

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Esperanza United’s Advisory Councils: A Two-Part Series

Discover the dedicated individuals on Esperanza United’s Advisory Councils in our two-part video series. These council members share their experiences and the significance of their work in supporting Latin@ survivors of gender-based violence. Part 1: Policy Advisory Council Insights In the first video, hear from members Amy Hinojosa, Margarita Guzmán, Mary […]

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Esperanza United calls for the passage of HF4417/SF4258

Esperanza United is thrilled to announce that House File 4417 was set over for consideration in the omnibus bill by the Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee in the House of Representatives. HF4417 and its companion Senate File 4258 will create a task force to help Minnesotans better understand the root […]

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Call for 2024 Research and Policy Leadership Fellows

UPDATE: We have extended the deadline. Applications are now at 11:59 EST on February 18, 2024. Esperanza United’s Research and Policy Latin@ Leadership Fellowship provides training, professional development, and networking opportunities for Latina women pursuing research and policy advocacy careers. The purpose of this fellowship is to promote Latin@ leadership and […]

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Policy alert: Proposed asylum measures put survivors at risk

President Biden and Congressional leaders are negotiating over how people seek asylum. And their decisions will impact survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. At Esperanza United, we recognize that our work to end gender-based violence is intertwined with the advancement of immigrant rights and safety. Efforts to end […]

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Empowering Latin@ Leadership: Interview with Dr. Irasema Coronado.

For Hispanic/Latin@ Heritage Month, Esperanza United is celebrating Latin@ leaders who have made their mark in the field of gender-based violence. In this blog, we are highlighting an inspiring leader, Dr. Irasema Coronado. Dr. Irasema Coronado is the director and professor of the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University […]

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