The Latino Wild Card for Winning Iowa

Most of Des Moines is as White as the October snow. But La Placita, in the northeast part of Iowa’s capital city, is colorful, with murals depicting mariachi bands next to Latin boutiques, bakeries and groceries. It’s the capital within the capital for the budding...

“Latino Voices Together” gala highlights the need for Iowa Latinos in public office

A Des Moines non-profit is encouraging more Latinos in Iowa to run for public office in the state.

Saturday, the Latino Political Network held a gala in Des Moines to recognize Iowa Latinos who currently hold public office throughout Iowa and to inspire more to run for elected positions. Throughout the evening, current elected officials spoke in support of Latinos who are running for school board, city council, and other positions statewide.