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Monday, April 4, 2016

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Minimum Wage Victory in New York

Press Release
New York
RaeAnn Roca Pickett, Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs Phone: 202 621 1409 Email:

NEW YORK, NY —On Friday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement on the 2016-2017 New York state budget that included provisions to raise the state minimum wage to $15 per hour. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) released the following statement on behalf of the New York Latina Advocacy Network: 
“The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is energized by Governor Cuomo’s leadership on enacting a $15 minimum wage and passing paid family leave in New York. This is an important step in achieving a fair minimum wage ensures social and economic justice to millions of working families across the state, especially Latina/os, who worry everyday about putting food on their tables and paying for basic necessities such as rent, childcare and healthcare,” Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of NLIRH said. “As the leader of an organization who fights for health, dignity and justice, we are looking forward to seeing the positive changes that will be made in easing financial burdens on New York workers who have been organizing for years to raise the wage in New York and around the country. I commend Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature for standing with working people and bringing opportunity and mobility back to New York as we continue the fight for economic justice and equal access to education.” 
For more information on NLIRH, visit our website or follow us on Twitter @NLIRH and @NYLatinas. 
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 26 million Latinas, their families and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.