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NLIRH Hosts National Advocacy Summit 2017, Bringing Latina Leaders From Across the Country to Lobby for Immigrant Justice

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Elianne Ramos Phone: (646) 795-6284 Email:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is hosting its biyearly National Advocacy Summit (NAS) on September 18-19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Summit participants, traveling from diverse communities across the country, will be engaged in a timely and important discussion on the link between reproductive justice and immigration policy. The purpose of NAS 2017 is to build community power and catalyze policy change by empowering and engaging Latina leaders in the political process. The summit includes two days of training and lobbying opportunities, where they will learn to advocate on the federal level, and organize and implement in-district visits with federal representatives.


We invite the press to join us on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 as Latina leaders meet with elected officials and their staff, and advocate in support of HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017, Protecting Sensitive Locations Act, Dream Act of 2017, and comprehensive humane immigration reform. Ann Marie Benitez, Senior Director of Government Relations for NLIRH, will be available for interviews.


WHO:    National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

              Hispanic Federation
              California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
              Mi Familia Vota
              Organización Latina de Trans en Texas
              Miami Workers Center


              Power U

              Florida Immigrant Coalition


WHAT:     National Advocacy Summit 2017


WHERE:      House Triangle


WHEN:    Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

9:15 am ET






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.