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Poderistas

Website:

poderistas.com/

Location:

Marina Del Rey, CA

Formation:

2020

Type:

Project of Harness Community

Executive Director:

Charlotte Castillo

Poderistas (formerly known as She Se Puede) [1] is an organization that promotes left-of-center activism in the Hispanic community, builds civic engagement among left-leaning Hispanic women, attempts to shift perceptions of Hispanic identity and power, and registers Hispanics to vote. [2] [3] [4]

Co-founded by left-of-center activist and Women’s March national co-chair Carmen Perez [5] in 2020 as She Se Puede, [6] [7] Poderistas supports the far-left Black Lives Matter movement [8] [9] and the critical race theory-influenced concept of equity, [10] has promoted a book that rejects assimilation for Hispanics in the United States, [11] [12] and supports the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gives legal status to certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. [13]

Poderistas supported pro-abortion protests in front of U.S. courthouses in May 2022 [14] [15] and the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. [16] In 2021, Poderistas supported the nomination of far-left Black Lives Matter and unsuccessful 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate and left-of-center political activist Stacey Abrams (D) for a Nobel Peace Prize. [17]

Poderistas has received seed funding from the labor-union-aligned and left-of-center National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), Justice for Migrant Women, The Latinx House, and Equis Labs. [18] The group has received additional funding from left-of-center grantmaking enterprise Emerson Collective, New York Women’s Foundation, Texas Women’s Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), and others. [19]

History and Leadership

On August 31, 2020, Poderistas was co-founded by left-of-center activist Carmen Perez [20] as She Se Puede. [21] [22] Perez is also a national co-chair of the left-of-center Women’s March, president of the far-left Gathering for Justice, and the founder of the left-of-center New York Justice League. [23]

Justice for Migrant Women (J4MW) founder Monica Ramirez, The Latinx House founders Alexandra Martinez-Kondracke and Olga Segura, and actress and Democratic activist Eva Longoria are some of Poderistas’ co-founders. [24] Other individuals who co-founded Poderistas are affiliated with left-of-center groups including Harness Change, Justice League NYC, This is About Humanity, Families Belong Together Coalition, the labor-union-aligned National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), labor-union-aligned Care in Action, and Equis Lab. [25]

Poderistas claims that the organization developed from discussions during the 2018 midterm election cycle while actress and Democratic political activist Eva Longoria, actress America Ferrera, and other activists were rallying Hispanic voters across the country. [26]

Activities and Funding

Poderistas is an organization that promotes left-of-center political activism in the Hispanic community, works to build civic engagement among Hispanic women, [27] attempts to shift perceptions of Hispanic identity and power, [28] and registers Hispanics to vote. [29] Since its founding as a project of the left-of-center Harness Community in 2020, [30] [31] Poderistas has grown to include over 200,000 members and hosts summits and events on left-progressive issues related to the Hispanic community. [32] [33]

Poderistas supports the continuation of abortion laws in the United States as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, [34] [35] the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, [36] [37] the critical race theory-influenced concept of equity, [38] and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gives legal status to certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. [39]

Poderistas has also promoted the book You Sound Like a White Girl, which rejects assimilation for Hispanics in the United States. [40] [41]

Poderistas supported pro-abortion protests in front of U.S. courthouses in May 2022 [42] [43] and also supported the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. [44] In 2021, Poderistas supported the nomination of far-left Black Lives Matter and the nomination of unsuccessful 2018 Georgia gubernatorial candidate and left-of-center political activist Stacey Abrams (D) for a Nobel Peace Prize. [45]

Funding

Poderistas accepts individual donations through its parent nonprofit, Harness Community. [46] [47]

Poderistas has received seed funding from the labor-union-aligned and left-of-center National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), Justice for Migrant Women, The Latinx House, and Equis Labs. [48]

Additional funders of Poderistas include the left-of-center grantmaking enterprise Emerson Collective, New York Women’s Foundation, Texas Women’s Foundation, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP), Groundswell Fund, Warner Media, Proctor and Gamble, and AARP, formerly the American Association of Retired Persons. [49]

References

  1. “Poderistas.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/company/poderistas/about/. ^
  2. “About.” Poderistas. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://poderistas.com/about-us/#who-we-are. ^
  3. “Poderistas.” Harness. Accessed May 14, 2022. https://iwillharness.com/program/poderistas/about/. ^
  4. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted April 19, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1516582528852787200?cxt=HHwWgICsjcvx_YsqAAAA ^
  5. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted September 3, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1301686867813834752. ^
  6. “Happy Anniversary Poderistas!” Poderistas YouTube. Posted August 31, 2021. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNtB10EM2X8. ^
  7. “Poderistas.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/company/poderistas/about/. ^
  8. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted February 9, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1359288491897683969. ^
  9. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted September 3, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1301686867813834752. ^
  10. “Twitter.” Tweet. Posted April 20, 2021. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1384680293718708227. ^
  11. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted April 27, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1519407926296727553?cxt=HHwWgsCiva7dgpYqAAAA ^
  12. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted March 22, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1506385768234860549. ^
  13. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted December 4, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1335084051435200513. ^
  14. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 3, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1521578660079173632?cxt=HHwWgICsvdnu3Z0qAAAA. ^
  15. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 3, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1521368652016238594?cxt=HHwWhIC-vc-u_pwqAAAA ^
  16. [1] “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted April 7, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1512160638872989697. ^
  17. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted February 9, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1359288491897683969. ^
  18. “About Us.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/about-us/. ^
  19. “About Us.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/about-us/. ^
  20. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted September 3, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1301686867813834752. ^
  21. “Happy Anniversary Poderistas!” Poderistas YouTube. Posted August 31, 2021. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNtB10EM2X8. ^
  22. “Poderistas.” LinkedIn. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/company/poderistas/about/. ^
  23. “Carmen Perez.” Twitter Bio. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/msladyjustice1. ^
  24. Reichard, Raquel. “Eva Longoria on Building a Power Pipeline For Latinas: “I Hate When People Say the Talent is Not Out There”.” Entrepreneur. October 5, 2021. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/387445. ^
  25. “Our Team.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/about-us/#who-we-are. ^
  26. “Where it all Started.” Poderistas. Posted March 29, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://poderistas.com/about/where-it-all-started/. ^
  27. “About.” Poderistas. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://poderistas.com/about-us/#who-we-are. ^
  28. “Poderistas.” Harness. Accessed May 14, 2022. https://iwillharness.com/program/poderistas/about/. ^
  29. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted April 19, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1516582528852787200?cxt=HHwWgICsjcvx_YsqAAAA ^
  30. “Donate.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/?form=FUNPEGXEPRS. ^
  31. “Donate.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/?form=FUNPEGXEPRS. ^
  32. “Happy Anniversary Poderistas!” Poderistas YouTube. Posted August 31, 2021. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNtB10EM2X8. ^
  33. “Poderistas Events.” Poderistas. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://poderistas.com/events/. ^
  34. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 3, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1521578660079173632?cxt=HHwWgICsvdnu3Z0qAAAA. ^
  35. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 3, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1521368652016238594?cxt=HHwWhIC-vc-u_pwqAAAA. ^
  36. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted February 9, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1359288491897683969. ^
  37. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted September 3, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1301686867813834752. ^
  38. “Twitter.” Tweet. Posted April 20, 2021. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1384680293718708227. ^
  39. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted December 4, 2020. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1335084051435200513. ^
  40. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted April 27, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1519407926296727553?cxt=HHwWgsCiva7dgpYqAAAA ^
  41. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted March 22, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1506385768234860549. ^
  42. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 3, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1521578660079173632?cxt=HHwWgICsvdnu3Z0qAAAA. ^
  43. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted May 3, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1521368652016238594?cxt=HHwWhIC-vc-u_pwqAAAA. ^
  44. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted April 7, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1512160638872989697. ^
  45. “Tweet.” Twitter. Posted February 9, 2022. Accessed May 12, 2022. https://twitter.com/poderistas/status/1359288491897683969. ^
  46. “Donate.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/?form=FUNPEGXEPRS. ^
  47. “Donate.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/?form=FUNPEGXEPRS. ^
  48. “About Us.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/about-us/. ^
  49. “About Us.” Poderistas. Accessed May 11, 2022. https://poderistas.com/about-us/. ^
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Poderistas

4640 Admiralty Way – Fifth Floor
Marina Del Rey, CA