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2nd Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice a big success!

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We did it! Another successful Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice comes to a close.

This year, under the theme Caminamos: Justice for Immigrant Women we advocated for immigrant women's rights and for recentering gender in the immigration dialogue.

Our timing couldn't have been better. Just as the Week of Action was wrapping up, Department of Homeland Security announced they would be voiding the state contracts involved in the Secure Communities program, which effectively removes the right of states to opt out. We know how harmful this program is for immigrant women, which is why we'd been urging you all to take action and demand that Secretary Napolitano halt the program.

We'll keep up the pressure until we know that immigrant women's needs are being met.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Week of Action, and we look forward to engaging with you next year! You can see photos from our events on our facebook page.

You supported our work!

More than 50 organizations signed on to the Week of Action as partners. Also our first ever Art and Jewelry auction was a big success. Thanks to everyone who donated! We raised over $2500 for reproductive justice!

There are still auction items available. If you'd like to bid on any of the beautiful artwork, photography or jewelry donated to NLIRH by talented in-kind donors, click here.

You participated in the blog carnival!

We asked you to write about what you think is the real problem behind the scapegoating of immigrant women. And write you did! Check out the over 30 blog posts here, including a post from Secretary Sebelius of Health and Human Services.

You took action on facebook and twitter!

More than 100 of you used our twibbon to show your support for Latina Week of Action on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you!