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March for Immigration Reform this Sunday in DC!

This upcoming Sunday, March 21, thousands of people from all over the nation will fly, drive, and walk to Washington D.C. to march for immigration reform.

March for America, organized by Reform Immigration for America, is scheduled to begin at 1:00pm with an Interfaith Prayer Service on the National Mall.

Staff from the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and other members of the National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) will be at the event handing out posters, pins and other information. To find us, just come to the corner of 12th and Madison Street on the North side of the National Mall.

Want to know more about why we march? Don’t know how to get around on the nation’s capital? No problem! NCIWR has developed a tool kit with all this information and more helpful hints for you to make the most out of the march. To access it, go to this page on NCIWR’s website.  There you will also be able to download the posters and other advertising documents to hand-out and/or to bring with you to March of America.

See you there, and please spread the word!

More information available at our blog.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Every year on March 8th, we celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women – past, present and future. While every day should be International Women’s Day, today marks the day that we celebrate ordinary women as makers of herstory — a “day rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men,” the United Nations says. Read more »

President Obama Hosts Health Care Reform Summit

On Monday, February 21st, President Obama unveiled the proposed health care reform plan that was discussed by Congress during the bi-partisan health care summit that took place on February 25th. The President hosted the six hour televised summit on health care reform where he brought together Republican and Democratic leaders to hammer out key provisions in the President’s proposal and offer new ideas and solutions. Read more »

President Obama Unveils Health Care Proposal

President Obama unveiled his proposal for health care reform Monday in an effort to jumpstart the bill before his planned summit with both Republicans and Democrats on Thursday.

Not much has changed. President Obama sticks with the Senate bill in almost every way.  Some of items that stay the same in the President’s plan include the Senate’s recommendations regarding immigrants, Puerto Rico and abortion coverage.  The Senate version of the health care reform legislation includes the problematic Nelson-Casey provision that would place tremendous bureaucratic obstacles for abortion to be included in insurance offered in the new health care marketplace. In addition, undocumented immigrants and U.S. citizens who live in Puerto Rico would not be able to use their own money to buy a plan in the new health insurance marketplace.

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