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We advocate for policy

Our teams at the state and national level work together with Poderosas to implement strategies that tackle the historical exclusion of Latinas/xs from the planning, development, and implementation of policy campaigns. A movement building approach to policy advocacy is necessary and means that we center Poderosas in our agenda and are building toward both short-term and long-term goals. By simultaneously engaging in policy advocacy and activating Poderosas, we invest in the long-term capacity and power of our base and the movement.​

Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

Latina Institute works to shape policy on access to and coverage for abortion care and contraception for Latinas/xs. We advocate against abortion bans, financial barriers to reproductive care such as the Hyde Amendment and the recent changes to defund Title X providers, religious refusals of abortion and contraception, forced parental involvement laws, state-mandated restrictions on abortion care, and fake clinics that often target communities of color.

We advocate for inclusive, progressive legislation like the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Act, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), and Virginia’s Reproductive Health and Protection Act (RHPA) and Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA). We push for greater access to sexual and reproductive health for our communities by advocating for changes in Medicaid coverage and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Take Action with us!

Urge Congress to ensure abortion access for im/migrants

Urge Congress to ensure abortion access for im/migrants

Demand Congress pass the HEAL, WHPA, and EACH Acts! Congress must pass the Women Health’s Protect Act (WHPA), the Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Families Act, and the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage (EACH) Act to expand access to abortion care for all.

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Urge the Biden administration to ensure abortion access for im/migrants

Urge the Biden administration to ensure abortion access for im/migrants

Demand President Biden protect and expand abortion access for im/migrants! Join us in calling on POTUS to ensure access to abortion care to those in detention, allow safe travel for abortion and other healthcare services, and make abortion resources accessible for all.

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Im/migrant Reproductive Care

Latina Institute fights to ensure all im/migrants have access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare independent of status and with dignity. We seek justice for all by advocating for the expansion of insurance coverage for im/migrants through bold legislation like the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act. We support policies that expand Latina/x health access and outcomes, and push back against policies that limit access and criminalize Latinas/xs who are simply trying to obtain healthcare.

As part of our reproductive justice agenda, we support driver’s licenses and municipal IDs for undocumented im/migrants, which lessen their barriers to healthcare access. We work to ensure pregnant people held in im/migrant detention facing denial of care have access to the full range of reproductive healthcare, including prenatal care, postpartum treatment, and abortion care.