At a tamale shop in North Denver last Friday, Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner talked with a group of Latinas about the upcoming November election. These women have met regularly for decades, often here at Tamales by La Casita.
They call it a "cafecito," a chance to socialize over coffee and plates of New Mexican food. They also network, given the group's connections in health care, public relations, local school boards, politics and more. While not explicitly political or partisan, their group includes several women who are involved in local, state and national politics, including the woman who co-founded the group 25 years ago, Rosemary Rodriguez. She now works for Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.