Statement from Marcela Howell, president and CEO of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s…
Statement of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
WASHINGTON — Recently, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice announced that Guadalupe ‘Lupe’ Rodriguez would assume the role of executive director. In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda released the following statement in support of Rodriguez’s leadership:
“We want to congratulate Guadalupe ‘Lupe’ Rodriguez on her new position as executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice (Latina Institute). We applaud her appointment to lead an organization that is our long-time Reproductive Justice ally and coalition partner.
“Lupe Rodriguez is a trusted and tireless advocate for reproductive justice, with a track record of fighting for reproductive health and rights in California. Her resume of accomplishments and experience is exhaustive. A longtime leader in Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, she also has served in numerous leadership roles including chair of the Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women, chair of the Board of ACCESS Women’s Health Justice, treasurer of the Board of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice and leader of the Community Advisory Board for the Center for Clinical Research at Stanford Medical School.
“At this critical time when women’s health and rights are under unprecedented attack, Lupe is a welcomed ally in our shared struggle. We welcome Lupe and look forward to continuing our partnership in the fight for women’s health, rights and justice.”
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national-state partnership focused on lifting up the voices of Black women leaders at the national and regional levels in our fight to secure reproductive justice for all women, femmes and girls. Our eight strategic partners are Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc. SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center and Women With A Vision.