The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Mourns Loss of Former U.S. Representative Ed Pastor

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) mourns the loss of U.S. representative Ed Pastor, Arizona’s first Latino member of Congress, and celebrates his legacy. Jessica González-Rojas, Executive Director of NLIRH, issued the following statement:

“Since he first arrived in Congress in 1991, Representative Ed Pastor fought to give voice to his constituents and truly represent their needs. He worked with NLIRH at a time when many where weary of supporting reproductive rights and justice. Not only was he the first elected official to publicly support our mission, but he marched on the streets of Washington alongside us as we demanded salud, dignidad y justice–health, dignity, and justice–for our communities. Rep. Pastor was a trailblazer, and his decades of dedication to the cause of reproductive justice will never be forgotten.”

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

Related News