Resources for Activists

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) & Reproductive Justice

On June 15, 2012 the Obama Administration announced a new policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain youth who came to the United States as children to apply for relief from deportation or removal proceedings for two years. While the policy does not create a path to permanent residency or citizenship, DACA is a groundbreaking first step for advancing justice for immigrant youth and their families and recognizes the contributions of young immigrant Latinas to our society. Those with DACA status may apply and receive work authorization, and certain state benefits like in-state tuition and driver’s licenses.

To learn more about DACA, view our Fact Sheets, and outside resources, visit our DACA Page

Tools for Launching a Reproductive Justice Campaign

Civic Engagement Campaign

As the Latino population in the United States continues to grow and become a stronger political force, it becomes increasingly more important that the members of our community have an impact on local, state and federal decision-making. In order to foster civic participation among community members, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) launched its Civic Participation campaign in 2008. Since its launch, NLIRH has introduced a variety of tools to encourage civic participation on multiple levels – local, state and federal - within our community.

Cuidate. Armate. Educate. Latinas for Cervical Cancer Prevention Campaign

Latina women have the highest rates of cervical cancer amongst all racial/ethnic groups in the United States. In 2006, the FDA approved the first vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer caused by four strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Our community had many questions about the vaccine and cervical cancer. In response, the Cuídate. Ármate. Edúcate. Latinas for Cervical Cancer Prevention Campaign was launched in 2007 to open the dialogue about cervical cancer in our communities.

Resources:

Human Papillomavirus, Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (Spanish)
Latinas and Cervical Cancer Fact Sheet (Spanish)
NLIRH Statement on the HPV vaccine (Spanish)

Campaign Action Kit: These materials can help you plan your own events and participate in the campaign. Click here to download the entire action kit.

¡BASTA! 30 Years is Enough: The Repeal Hyde Campaign

For more than 30 years, low-income women on Medicaid have been unjustly prevented from accessing one of the safest and most important procedures a woman can have—an abortion. NLIRH was a proud co-sponsor of the National Network of Abortion Funds' Hyde 30 Years is Enough Campaign in 2007. We called for full public funding of abortion as a part of comprehensive health care for all, and support for low-income women to care for their children with dignity.  We took a stand for reproductive justice, a world in which all women have the power and resources necessary to make healthy decisions about their bodies and their families.

To learn more about the Repeal Hyde Coalition partners and the campaign, visit the Repeal Hyde website.