Planned Parenthood health centers see more than 600,000 members of the Latinx community every year and have been engaged in advocacy battles at various levels with numerous community partners throughout the years.
The Raíz (Spanish for “root”) program is a unique program implemented by Planned Parenthood Federation of America that works to build long-term, sustainable, community organizing structures in authentic partnership with the Latinx community.
Active in five states — Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas — local organizers work with Planned Parenthood affiliates and community partners to develop volunteer leaders and speak out about issues affecting the local Latinx community.
The Raíz program is Planned Parenthood's national effort to work with the Latino community on fights for reproductive health, sex education, and access to care. The Raíz program began in 2014. Organizers have worked on voter registration, Medicaid expansion, immigration reform, and passed a comprehensive sex education reform.
Raíz organizers build deep relationships between Planned Parenthood and the local Latino community by engaging Latino supporters and activists in campaigns that are of strategic importance to the local community, and that have an impact on the intersections of health and access to care.
We currently have Raíz organizers in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.
Sign up for Planned Parenthood email alerts. If you are in a Raíz city, an organizer will also follow up with you about how you can be part of Raíz.