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UnidosUS Releases Statement Regarding the Overturning of Roe v. Wade – UnidosUS

Over the last ten years, the Latino share of the United States population has increased from 16% to 18%. Hispanics are now the country’s second-largest ethnic group, are more likely to be entrepreneurs than the overall U.S. population, and contribute over a quarter of a trillion dollars in taxes every year.
Virtual Roundtable
On May 20, UnidosUS hosted a virtual roundtable to talk about the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Latinos and immigrant families. Moderated by The Hill Staff Writer Rafael Bernal, with […]
Through our unique combination of research, advocacy, programs, and a national network of nearly 300 community-based Affiliate organizations across the country, we simultaneously challenge the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos in the United States across a range of key issues:
Virtual Townhall
On May 27, UnidosUS and the NAACP hosted the virtual town hall, “Reunite to Reform: A Discussion on the Future of Policing in America,” which provided a deep dive into […]
The UnidosUS Publication Library is the single most extensive collection of research on the Hispanic community in the United States, covering topics from Immigration and Education to Employment and Health.
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Virtual Townhall
On February 9, UnidosUS hosted a virtual town hall, “The Latino Agenda for Biden’s First 100 Days.” UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía was joined by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) […]
Since 1968, we’ve served the Hispanic community through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our program work in communities nationwide and through our network of over 300 affiliates across the country.
Learn about UnidosUS
Impact Report
During the second year of the pandemic we kept our focus on what Latinos needed and how we could best serve them. Our 2021 Impact Report brings the voices of […]
Need help? Want to understand how to vote, where to get health care, or need legal or citizenship assistance? We provide help with all of this and more to the Latino community.
Explore our affiliate network and get help
Over the last ten years, the Latino share of the United States population has increased from 16% to 18%. Hispanics are now the country’s second-largest ethnic group, are more likely to be entrepreneurs than the overall U.S. population, and contribute over a quarter of a trillion dollars in taxes every year.
Virtual Roundtable
On May 20, UnidosUS hosted a virtual roundtable to talk about the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on Latinos and immigrant families. Moderated by The Hill Staff Writer Rafael Bernal, with […]
Through our unique combination of research, advocacy, programs, and a national network of nearly 300 community-based Affiliate organizations across the country, we simultaneously challenge the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos in the United States across a range of key issues:
Virtual Townhall
On May 27, UnidosUS and the NAACP hosted the virtual town hall, “Reunite to Reform: A Discussion on the Future of Policing in America,” which provided a deep dive into […]
The UnidosUS Publication Library is the single most extensive collection of research on the Hispanic community in the United States, covering topics from Immigration and Education to Employment and Health.
Explore all our publications
Virtual Townhall
On February 9, UnidosUS hosted a virtual town hall, “The Latino Agenda for Biden’s First 100 Days.” UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía was joined by Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) […]
Since 1968, we’ve served the Hispanic community through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our program work in communities nationwide and through our network of over 300 affiliates across the country.
Learn about UnidosUS
Impact Report
During the second year of the pandemic we kept our focus on what Latinos needed and how we could best serve them. Our 2021 Impact Report brings the voices of […]
Need help? Want to understand how to vote, where to get health care, or need legal or citizenship assistance? We provide help with all of this and more to the Latino community.
Explore our affiliate network and get help
WASHINGTON, DC— Following today’s announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, Janet Murguía, President and CEO of  UnidosUS, issued the following statement:
“We are deeply dismayed to see this Court overturn longstanding and fundamental precedent in an extreme decision that runs counter to the views of most Americans, including most Hispanics. And we are very concerned about the impact of Dobbs v. Jackson on the rights and health of millions of women, particularly in states where large numbers of Latinas reside.
“The Latino community knows what it is like to have rights taken away, to be disrespected, and to have ordinary activity criminalized. As a civil rights organization, we believe we must side with protecting women’s rights, and not with a process that eviscerates them. A majority of women— and a majority of Latinas—want the freedom to make their own decisions regarding their health and well-being, and believe these decisions should be a private matter between them and their health care provider.
“We are also concerned that new laws will create another target for enforcement actions in communities of color. Under such laws, lower-income and women of color—as well as medical personnel—will be far more vulnerable to prosecution and penalties. This decision creates extreme barriers for women attempting to access reproductive health care and will exacerbate the considerable health inequities that already exist. It is now even more urgent to ensure that reproductive health care is accessible, affordable, and safe for every woman who needs it.
“Finally, until this fundamental right is restored, this issue is now in the hands of state political leaders and those who elect them. As such, UnidosUS believes that women, including Latinas, must be front and center in this debate. We are focused on registering Latinas to vote so that they can engage in the political process, make their voices heard, and their votes count.”
UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit www.unidosus.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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Beth Melena
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UnidosUS is the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization. Since our founding in 1968, we have contributed to a stronger America by elevating the voice of Latinos, and defending and advancing our community’s concerns.
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