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(l-r) Eneida Roman; state Rep. Juana Matias; Betty Francisco; and Chelsea City Councilor Judith Garcia, at a cafecito breakfast meeting hosted by Latina Circle.

(l-r) Eneida Roman; state Rep. Juana Matias; Betty Francisco; and Chelsea City Councilor Judith Garcia, at a cafecito breakfast meeting hosted by Latina Circle.

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In Boston, Latinos comprise 20 percent of the population, but only 7 percent of those appointed to executive positions and city and state commissions and boards. The presidential election brought a new call to action for Latina Circle co-founders Francisco and Roman. It was no longer enough to focus on improving the lives of Latinas and their communities through advancement in the business world; they also had to tackle the political one.