Women of Color Respond: What the Hobby Lobby decision means for our communities

For Immediate Release

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Contact: 

Alejandra Cardenas, alejandra@caminopr.com / 212.255.2575
RaeAnn Roca Pickett, rpickett@skdknick.com / 202.378.3526

Women of Color Respond: What the Hobby Lobby decision means for our communities

WASHINGTON - WHAT: Press conference to discuss what the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. & Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases will mean for women of color and their communities.

WHY IT MATTERS: Much is at stake for women and their families in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. & Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases, and women of color will be most affected by this landmark decision.

SPEAKERS: Elizabeth Taylor, executive director of the National Health Law Program; Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum; Linda Goler Blount, president and CEO of the Black Women's Health Imperative; and Jessica González-Rojas, executive director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.

WHEN and WHERE: July 1, 1 p.m. EDT via phone. Dial in: 800.786.5819

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE: All speakers will be available for interviews. Spanish speaking spokespeople will be available for interview after press conference.

SPEAKER TOPICS:

Taylor: The legal analysis of the decision made by the Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. & Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases.
Yeung: The implications for the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, low-income women and economic justice.
Goler Blount: The implications for Black women and overall women’s health and well-being.
González-Rojas: The implications for the Latina community and other groups, and religious liberty.
 

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The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to building Latina power to advance health, dignity, and justice for 26 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States through leadership development, community mobilization, policy advocacy, and strategic communications.

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