Issues for Latinas, by Latinas.



La Política was founded by a group of Progressive Latinas who wanted a space to support, elevate, and educate our hermanas/xs. We envision a world where Latinas/xs always have a seat at the political table. Our goal is to create opportunities to discuss the issues we face in the Austin community, and move from words to action.




Denise Del Aguila

Denise is recent Austin transplant by way of New Mexico. She is passionate about the intersection of education and social justice, and works on opening up opportunities for students to pursue their college dreams. A former high school English teacher, she has her master's degree from Harvard University, where she studied strength-based interventions focused on improving the social and emotional outcomes of adolescents and their parents. In her free time Denise is a fan of YA novels, sustainable fashion, and fostering dogs.

Diana Gómez

Diana is both a Fulbright scholar and a dip-it-down-low scholar. She was born and raised in Hays County before eventually moving to Austin to study Mexican-American Studies at the University of Texas. After working directly with immigrants through various non-profits, she became inspired to learn more about civic engagement and now works as a Congressional staffer. In her free time, she volunteers at Resistencia Bookstore and writes poetry.

Sarah Ortiz-Shields

Sarah is the Executive Director of Austin Tech Alliance, a nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates for civic engagement in our tech community. Sarah recently completed fellowships with Battleground Texas, New Leaders Council, and Arena Academy. For one of her capstone projects, she created a small-circulation, self-published zine on how citizens can advocate for themselves during the TX Legislative session. .


Sarah was the President of Open Austin, part of the Code for America network, where she advocated for open government, open data, and civic application development. Previously Sarah was a City of Austin Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellow, where her team designed and developed a better permitting process for Austinites.

Phoebe Romero

Phoebe is a proud Mexican immigrant born in Saltillo, Coahuila and raised on both sides of the vibrant border community surrounding the Rio Grande Valley. She is passionate about the intersection of climate change and social equity and currently works on planning and programs that can improve residents’ quality of life while reducing environmental impact. She loves biking down Boggy Creek, bonding with fellow political junkies and cuddling with her dog.



Candidate Job Descriptions

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Elections are about hiring people for a job. We collaborated with Our Good Politics and KUT to develop a guide to help you learn more about each job you’re hiring for on your ballot in Travis County and Austin, Texas.


To review these descriptions, visit the Our Good Politics page(en español)

Candidate Questionnaires

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We issued a questionnaire to local candidates to help understand their vision for our community.


You can review the responses we received here.


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