Thanks for helping make our first annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice an incredible success!
- More than 200 emails were sent to Congress demanding access to affordable contraception for Latinas and all women.
- Our Latina Advocacy Networks in Texas, Florida and Minnesota held letter writing campaigns which resulted in over 1000 letters that were sent to Congress.
- OVER 20 blog posts were written, sharing stories about reproductive justice and contraception.
- Our colleagues and activists hosted events around the country, in Colorado, Florida, California, Minnesota, Texas and New York and YOU came out to support our work!
However, our work is far from over. Can you help us keep the momentum going? Please consider donating to the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) to help us ensure that birth control is accessible and affordable during our health care reform implementation campaign.
All women need affordable access to birth control services, supplies and visits. And, in these tough economic times, many women are seeking to reduce their risk of unintended pregnancies. For some women, contraception can cost upwards of $500 yearly and these costs compete with monthly necessities, such as child care and feeding their families. Latinas, immigrants, and other women of color often struggle to afford birth control and the expensive insurance co-payments for birth control. Yet Latinas have the lowest rate of health insurance coverage of women of any other racial or ethnic group, which places them at a higher risk for unplanned pregnancies and inconsistent contraceptive usage.
Did you know that 38% of Latinas are uninsured?
Without health insurance, Latinas cannot access the health services they need. Can you make a donation of $38 or more to ensure that birth control is both accessible and affordable?
Our Week of Action highlighted the power of Latinas and our allies to take action on the issues that matter to them. To help us keep this momentum going, however, we need you to get involved, as well. Please make your tax-deductible gift online at http://www.latinainstitute.org or mail your check to: National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1937, New York, NY 10004.
Samantha E. Harper
Senior Associate for Development and Communications
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
P.S. Please consider making a gift through our automatic monthly-giving program. With your continued support, we will work to strengthen women’s voices and ensure reproductive justice for all Latinas.