Civic Participation

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The National Latina institute for Reproductive Health is launching ¡Soy Poderosa!/ I am Powerful!—a civic engagement campaign created to engage, organize, and lift the voices of the Latina community, regardless of immigration status and ability to vote, as we continue to mobilize a broad constituency in support of reproductive justice and work across movements to create sustainable change. Learn more here

Participation is Empowerment

How can you get involved in protecting your reproductive rights?

You can be a vital source of information for your Congressperson.  NLIRH wants you to get active NOW by representing the Latina voice in the fight for reproductive justice in the political dialogue.

•    Know your rights
•    Inform your community
•    Write your representative
•    Let the Latina voice be heard!

Protect your health and rights - get informed. View our Latinas for Justice Civic Participation Guide.

Latinas for Justice: Protecting Latinas' Rights in the Courts

Judge Sotomayor: First Latina in the Supreme Court
NLIRH congratulates Judge Sonia Sotomayor on becoming the first Latina on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Judge Sotomayor offers inspiration for Latinas as her confirmation has challenged stereotypes and demonstrated the growing political power of the Latino community.

Judge Sotomayor will play a pivotal role in promoting the dignity and well being of our families and our communities. Her confirmation signals hope for not only expanded legal access to abortion but also for expanded social access to the full range of reproductive health care, such as health care funding for poor women. Judge Sotomayor’s body of work and judicial philosophy reveals a sophisticated analysis of social issues and the important role of the court in safeguarding human dignities.  

Want to learn more about the Supreme Court? 
View our guide to the Supreme Court.

Challenges to Choice

On April 18, 2007, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding the Federal Abortion Ban that would allow states to put broader and unnecessary restrictions on access to abortion. This ban is demeaning and jeopardizes women's health. This ban will disproportionately impact women who are low-income, immigrant, young and from rural areas. To learn more read this press release.

Links

Voto Latino

NCLR Latino Empowerment and Advocacy Project

Southwest Voter Registration Education  Project

Emily’s List

The White House Project