From August 5 to 11, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health will be hosting the 4th annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice. The Feminist Majority Foundation is a proud sponsor of the event, along with many peer organizations also supporting the effort.
15 Years Is Too Long to Wait: Health and Justice for Immigrant Women Now!
This week’s theme is #15Years. The current Senate billion immigration would force families to wait 15 years to receive healthcare; we know that’s unacceptable and need to mobilize to make ourselves heard.
For a woman with undiagnosed cervical cancer or other untreated illness, 15 years could be the difference between life and death. We know that Latinas and immigrant women are actively engaged in shaping our families, our communities, and our future. But we aren’t always seen as the powerful constituency that we are. Join us to build and demonstrate our power in support of reproductive justice, health, and dignity for all families.
We must call on lawmakers to listen to immigrant women and families, so that reform allows aspiring citizens the opportunity to fully contribute to our families, communities, and economy. Latinas have demanded immigration reform that respects human dignity and supports the health and success of our communities. Congress should deliver nothing less.
You can participate in the week of action by hosting an event, downloading the toolkit and getting down to business yourself, signing their petition to pass immigration reform that includes health care reform for immigrant women and families, donating, or even simply submitting a photo of yourself to their #15Years campaign.
— Morgan Meneses-Sheets (@morgmeneshets) August 5, 2013