In 2010, Representative Clark (D) introduced HF1718 which would have expanded the list of primary documents that an applicant could use to prove his/her identity to include documents expedited by governments other than then United States. Unfortunately, the bill died during the Transportation Finance Committee hearing. In the Senate, the bill did not have much support either, it died during its first hearing in the Transportation Committee. State Senator Steve Murphy recommended waiting for a more favorable political climate.
For the next 2 years, Mujeres en Liderazgo dedicated themselves to educating the community on how to get involved and to building relationships with new and existing allies. During this time, the group went through a transformation phase and evolved into what is now Mesa Latina, the strongest Latino grassroots group in the state.