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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Co-Sponsors the Women’s March on Washington

Press Release
Washington
RaeAnn Roca Pickett Phone: 202-621-1409 Email: raeann@latinainstitute.org

Washington, D.C. — The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), a national co-sponsor of the Women’s March on Washington, will join with thousands of others across the country and the globe in solidarity and sisterhood on the first day of the incoming Presidential administration.  Reproductive health and justice are critical tenets of the march itself, as well as to the fight for reproductive freedom that lies ahead.

Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH said, “As we grapple with the profound implications a Trump presidency will have on our community, and although this has been an exhausting and difficult year, we are not defeated. With big hearts and a strong vision, we recommit to advancing the causes and values of health, dignity, and justice and are honored to sponsor this historic march.  We are proud to add our voice to the thousands of organizations and individuals who will march on January 21.  We will stand strong in unity to advance the cause of justice and equity for all people; we will boldly assert that we won’t rest until all people are treated with dignity and respect, have access to quality, affordable health care -- regardless of where they live, how much money they have in their pocket, or their immigration status.  We will continue to speak out until there is comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform and until women’s bodies are no longer treated as political battlegrounds.”

The work of the Women’s March on Washington is to not only stand together in sisterhood and solidarity for the protection of our rights, our safety, our families and our environment, but it also stands to build relationships across movements and mend the divides between our communities.

For more information on NLIRH’s fight for health, dignity and justice, visit us at latinainstitute.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @NLIRH.

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 28 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.