Press Release, Statements
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda names Jessica González-Rojas its new Vice Chair
Washington, D.C. —Today, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the nation’s leading 45 Latino organizations working towards policy solutions addressing the needs of this nation’s 58 million Latinos, announced Jessica González-Rojas as its new Vice Chair. González-Rojas currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the only national reproductive justice organization that specifically works to advance reproductive health and rights for Latinas. In this capacity, she successfully forges connections between reproductive health, gender, immigration, LGBTQ liberation, labor and Latino civil rights, breaking down barriers between movements and building a strong Latina grassroots presence. She has been a leader in progressive movements for two decades.
Regarding her new role at NHLA, González-Rojas made the following statement:
“I look forward to serving in the leadership of the coalition to advance our community’s goals and ensure that there is a strong intersectional analysis on gender justice, reproductive health and LGBTQ liberation in all our work. Latino/as are a diverse and dynamic community and we are embedded in the fabric of the United States; our voice should always be centered in the national conversation on democracy, health, immigration, education, the environment and economic policy.”
Jessica brings an unwavering commitment to attaining health, dignity, and justice for the Latino/a community, and will play a pivotal role in furthering the goals of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL LATINA INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH (NLIRH)
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.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP AGENDA:
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda is composed of 45 of the leading national and regional Latino civil rights and public policy organizations and other elected officials, and prominent Latinos Americans. NHLA coalition members represent the diversity of the Latino community – Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and other Latino Americans. NHLA’s mission calls for unity among Latinos around the country to provide the Latino community with greater visibility and a clearer, stronger influence in our country’s affairs. NHLA brings together Latino leaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of, the major issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole. For more information, please visit www.nationalhispanicleadership.org.
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