April, 2012

Stop Racial Profiling: it is too costly to our families, our communities, and our country

04/18/2012

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR), which National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) co-lead, applauds Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights for yesterday’s hearing on racial profiling. Read more »

Latina Institute Applauds Move to Restore Care for Undocumented Pregnant Women, Warns Against Troubling Rhetoric

04/20/2012

On Wednesday, Nebraska lawmakers voted to override the governor’s veto when they restored funding for maternity care for undocumented women—based on the premise that while a pregnant woman herself is ineligible for benefits, the fetus she carries can be enrolled in public health insurance.
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National Latina Institute Joins Call for Common Sense Limits on Toxic Chemicals

Latinas overrepresented in jobs with high exposures to toxic products
04/20/2012

Today, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates Earth Day 2012 by joining a national call for common-sense limits on toxic chemicals—limits that would reduce the disproportionate impact of toxic chemicals on the reproductive health and well-being of Latinas, our families, and our communities.

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National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health supports original DREAM Act – pathway for young people, protections for women

Education as path to citizenship must be emphasized in legislation
04/24/2012

Today the  National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) announces our continued support for the bipartisan 2012 DREAM Act, which ensured that young immigrants can have a path to citizenship through military service or education. Read more »

Arizona immigration law targets Immigrant Women and their families

Law, under Supreme Court review, promotes stigma and bias, NCIWR says
04/25/2012

This week the Supreme Court holds hearings to determine the constitutionality of the nation’s most controversial state immigration law, Arizona’s SB 1070. The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) opposes the law because it promotes stigma, bias and blatant racial profiling by demanding police seek out “foreign characteristics” to identify immigrants without documents, among other serious flaws. Read more »

Latina Health Advocates Applaud Introduction of Health Equity Bill

Legislation would build on health reform law to reduce disparities
04/27/2012

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) celebrates today the introduction of landmark legislation that would build on the gains of the Affordable Care Act to decrease health disparities and improve health outcomes for Latinas. Read more »