Building Power to Continue the Fight!
Your gift is not just a donation; it’s an investment in powerful community organizing that is needed now more than ever. With our growing network of brave and resilient Poderosas and unwavering support from individuals like you, we have turned enormous challenges into fuel for our collective fight for reproductive justice. TOGETHER WE ARE:
- Empowering Latinax/ Voices: As 26 states banned access to abortion, we grew our community to over 24,000 supporters, Poderosas, and partners in key states across the country. Our Poderosas rapidly deepened their engagement, amplified their abilities, and became more involved than ever before. We have increased efforts to recruit and educate new Poderosas in new cities and within new communities.
- Expanding Access to Care: Through in-person and virtual advocacy efforts, trainings and community events, we spread the word and inspired support for the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act. If passed, this legislation will remove layers of harmful and discriminatory barriers that have been in place for decades, keeping im/migrants from accessing affordable, quality healthcare including reproductive care. In September our Texas-based Poderosas held a powerful community event called Nuestro Texas, Nuestro Poder/Our Texas, Our Power!
- Building Momentum for the Global Reproductive Justice Movement: the Green Wave Movement / La Marea Verde is a global abortion rights movement that originated in Argentina and is now recognized worldwide. We are proud to be bringing the Green Wave Movement into the United States through our digital advocacy and on-the-ground efforts. The Latina Institute Virginia team even placed billboards across the state and received an outpouring of support!
- Strengthening Community and Shaping Policy: In 2023, Latina Institute hosted over 40 in-person and virtual activations, trainings, and community-building events to further strengthen our community and provide ample resources for advocacy. We continually establish partnerships with community and political leaders and fellow reproductive justice, rights and health organizations.
- Nearly 6.5 million Latinas – 42 percent of all Latinas ages 15-49 – live in the 26 states that have banned or are likely to ban abortion. They represent the largest group of women of color impacted by current or likely state bans.
- Nearly half of all Latinas who live in these 26 states are already mothers, including 839,700 mothers of children under the age of three.
- Nearly 3 million Latinas living in these states are economically insecure. Women with low incomes are especially impacted by state bans as they are more likely to lack access to the necessary funds to travel to other states for abortion care.
- More than 1 million Latinas who live in states that have or are likely to ban abortions report not speaking English at all or not speaking it well. This language barrier creates substantial challenges to accessing and receiving culturally competent abortion care.
- Latinas of all racial groups are impacted by the Dobbs ruling, including 107,100 Black Latinas; 56,500 Native Latinas; 18,500 Asian American and Pacific Islander Latinas; and 820,500 multiracial Latinas