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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Statement on Most Recent Attacks Against the Black Community

Press Release
Washington
RaeAnn Roca Pickett Phone: 202-621-1409 Email: raeann@latinainstitute.org

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) stands lockstep with our Black, Brown, AAPI and Native hermanxs to denounce police brutality, unfettered access to guns and all forms of violence.  NLIRH feels deeply the weight of the ongoing acts of violence and murder across the country and understands that all lives cannot matter until Black lives matter. Reproductive justice means being committed to dismantling all forms of oppression that deny health, dignity and justice to our communities and we hold true to that belief today and every day. Black cis and trans women should never have to fear losing a loved one to senseless gun violence and attacks fueled by racism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia.  At the heart of reproductive justice is a vision to create a world where our communities could not just survive, but thrive. NLIRH remains committed to working collectively across movements and in solidarity to achieve that vision.  

For more information on how the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is advancing the human right to reproductive health and justice for Latin@s in the United States, visit us at latinainstitute.org or on Twitter and Facebook @NLIRH.

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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.