FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2009
Samantha E. Harper: 212.422.2553 | Samantha@latinainstitute.org
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health Mourns the Loss of Senator Kennedy
Calls on Congress to honor Sen. Kennedy’s lifelong mission to reform health care.
Washington D.C. — National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) joins our nation and the world in mourning the loss of Senator Edward Moore Kennedy. Our condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Throughout his life, Sen. Kennedy was a friend and advocate to those in need. He championed access to affordable, quality health care; supported women, their families, and their communities; and fought for civil rights and immigration reform.
As we pay tribute to Women’s Equality Day, we are guided by the words of Sen. Kennedy, “the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die.”
Senator Kennedy’s leadership, vision, and passion will never be forgotten.
NLIRH calls on Congress to honor Sen. Kennedy’s lifelong mission to reform health care for all Americans.
Established in 1994, the NLIRH is the only national Latina health and reproductive justice organization representing the growing Latina population. NLIRH works to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health for Latinas, their families and their communities, focusing on three critical areas: increasing access to abortion, eliminating reproductive health disparities, and advancing the rights of immigrant women. For more information on NLIRH, visit www.latinainstitute.org.