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CA Latinas/xs Deliver Strong Message to Legislators: “THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE” During Four Days of Civic Action

CA Latinas/xs Deliver Strong Message to Legislators: “THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE” During Four Days of Civic Action

California Latinas Presente!.. translates to: “California Latinas/xs Will Be Present And Accounted For

Dateline:

  • San Diego Day of Action – August 8, 2017
  • Los Angeles Day of Action – August 9, 2017
  • Bay Area Day of Action – August 10, 2017
  • Central Valley Day of Action – August 11, 2017

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) will mobilize and organize their constituency of California Latinas/xs to take their demands to local legislators in a statewide advocacy event taking place August 7 -11, 2017 in San Diego, Los Angeles, the Bay Area and the Central Valley.  Each region will have a day of action where in-person, hands-on training on California’s policy making process and effective policy advocacy strategies will be followed by visits with federal and state legislators and their staff to discuss priority reproductive justice policy issues.

“We are excited that this year, our advocacy efforts will be taking place in the home districts of both state and federal legislators in four California regions.  It is important that our representatives hear the stories of California Latinas/xs who are from their home communities, and understand the impact that legislation can have on ourselves, our families, and our communities.” – Laura Jimenez, Executive Director

“Because of the heightened attacks and threats to our communities, this year we decided to expand our policy advocacy focus to include both state and federal legislation.  Our themes for this year’s Advocacy Week, ‘California Latinas Presente!’ is a description of how advocates throughout California will be meeting their legislators, and making sure they know that California Latinas are paying attention, and taking action on Reproductive Justice issues that affect us.” – Myra Durán, Senior Policy Manager

Videos:

Why Should Our Community Unite for Reproductive Justice?


Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/4g7xyQT77DA  (47 seconds)


¡California Latinas Presente! A Week of Political Action


Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/embed/mQPUEi5uQ-Q  (47 minutes training video)

California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) is a statewide organization with national impact that is committed to honoring the experiences of Latinas to uphold our dignity, our bodies, sexuality, and families. At CLRJ we build Latinas’ power and cultivate leadership through community education, policy advocacy, and community-informed research to achieve Reproductive Justice for all Latinas/x in California.

*A note on language (Latina/x): we have made the organizational terms Latina/Latinx or Latinas/xs to best reflect the gender identities of the populations that we target/intend to represent.  We try to use them together, unless specifically referring to one or  the other.

Media Contact
Company Name: California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ)
Contact Person: Luz Rodriguez, Communications Manager
Email: Send Email
Phone: 646-318-1952
Country: United States
Website: www.clrj.org

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