We Must Reform the Courts
The federal courts, including the Supreme Court, have never protected all of us and now are being used as a weapon to limit our rights. It’s time for bold changes.
Get Angry and Get Loud: Improving Access to Health Care for the Latino Community
Last week, I had the honor of being awarded a 2015 Latino Trendsetter Award by LatinTRENDS magazine for the work we do at Planned Parenthood to improve the health care of the Latino community.
Feb. 20, 2015
A Day in the Life of a Raíz Organizer
The services provided in Planned Parenthood health centers are particularly vital to the [email protected] community, as [email protected] face greater obstacles to obtaining sexual and reproductive health services than their non-Latino peers.
Jan. 14, 2015
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What the President’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform Means for Health Care, and for My Community
As a reproductive health care advocate in the Latino community, I was heartened to hear President Obama’s action on immigration. But it does not go quite far enough on one important issue: access to affordable health care.
Dec. 10, 2014
Want to DO Something? Get Involved Now!
Join us in gearing up to fight even harder for women’s health and rights — right now, and for the next two years. Here are seven ways you can take action today.
Nov. 20, 2014
The Growing [email protected] Population and the Importance of Health Care
When thinking about [email protected] in the United States, Connecticut is not a state that immediately comes to mind. Although California, Texas, and Florida are the states with the largest [email protected] populations, Connecticut’s [email protected] community is growing rapidly and is the largest minority population in the state — they now account for 13.4 percent of the state’s residents!
Oct. 21, 2013
Cervical Cancer and Latinas
Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to not only celebrate our community’s ongoing contribution to American life in all facets, but to also take stock and see what the future holds for our community, our family, and ourselves, and part of that future is the state of our health care.
Oct. 14, 2013
Latinos and the Affordable Care Act
Yesterday, October 1, 2013, marked a turning point in the history of the U.S. health care system as we know it. Eligible Americans and residents alike were able to begin enrolling in affordable health insurance plans as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, in honor of President Obama who signed it into law.
Oct. 7, 2013
Two Celebrations in One: Hispanic Heritage Month and a One-Year Anniversary
The beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month is coincidentally also my one-year anniversary working for Planned Parenthood Federation of America as the Director of Latino Engagement and Leadership. This year has been one of discovery, self-reflection, education, and gratitude.
Sept. 17, 2013
From Nevada to New Orleans: Spreading the Word about Obamacare to the Latino Community
It’s 11:00 p.m. EDT and I’m adding to my frequent flyer miles as the summer o’ conferences comes to a close. The Latino Engagement team has been crisscrossing the country and working with our amazing affiliates and partner organizations to spread the word about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, and all the benefits that the close to 9 million Latinos across the country could start to take advantage of soon!
July 29, 2013