What We Do

Civic Engagement

What is Civic Engagement?

Natinal Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice has a much broader lens than traditional civic engagement definitions, which are focused on GOTV (Get Out The Vote) and the electoral process. For the Latina Institute, civic engagement includes political and non-political processes — individual and collective actions to identify and address social issues — and is inclusive of all community members’ ability to participate in civic life, whether or not they can vote.

Soy Poderosa (I Am Powerful): A civic engagement campaign created to engage, organize, and lift the voices of the Latina/x community, regardless of im/migration status and ability to vote, as we continue to mobilize a broad constituency in support of reproductive justice and work across movements to create sustainable change.

Soy Poderosa currently encompasses all of our civic engagement work around the country.

How can you get involved in protecting your reproductive rights?

You can be a vital source of information for your community, local leadership, and congressperson.  The Latina Institute wants you to get active NOW by representing the Latina/x voice in the fight for reproductive justice in the national public dialogue.

  • Know your rights
  • Inform & organize your community
  • Write your representative
  • Let the Latina/x voice be heard!

Protect your health and rights - get informed and join other Poderosas!