Policy Priorities

CLRJ works to advance the following Core Policy Goals to promote the reproductive and sexual health, rights and justice of the most underserved Latinas/xs in California.

  1. Promoting Latinas’/xs’ Access to Reproductive Health Care & Positive Health Outcomes To ensure that California’s most underserved Latinas/xs — including low-income, undocumented immigrants, LGBTQ and young women — have access to comprehensive, accurate, and unbiased reproductive and sexual health information and services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate to improve their quality of life and ensure healthy communities.
  2. Promoting the Reproductive Health & Justice of Latinx Youth To ensure that young Latinas/xs have access to comprehensive, accurate, unbiased, culturally and linguistically appropriate reproductive and sexual health information and services, and educational and social supports, in order to have healthy, productive, and economically secure futures.
  3. Mobilizing Latinas/xs to Highlight the Reproductive Justice Framework and Advance a Vibrant Reproductive Justice Movement To advance a Latina reproductive justice framework that reflects the health, cultural, social, economic, and environmental needs and priorities of Latinas/xs and their communities; ensures that Latinas/xs are actively engaged in the policy process, and promotes reproductive justice movement-building through leadership development, mobilization and advocacy.

 

PROTECT OUR FAMILIES – FIGHT FOR TITLE X

Title X is the only federal grant that pays for comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services, education and counseling for low-income and uninsured people. It covers birth control, HIV and STI testing and treatment, pelvic and breast exams, pregnancy testing and cancer screenings. California’s Title X program is the largest and most diverse in the country, annually serving one million people at 340 health centers statewide. To clear up the misinformation being spread by the current administration – Title X does not pay for abortions.

Help us protect this vital program. Find out more HERE on how Title X protects Latinas/xs and our families.

Submit a public comment by July 31 opposing Title X changes by clicking here.

 

2018 Legislative Session CLRJ Sponsored Bills

SB 320 (Leyva) – College Student Right to Access Act: Right to Not Parent – would require all on-campus student health centers at public universities to provide medication for early pregnancy termination for its students. Bill fact sheet. For more visit JustCARE.

SB 1190 (Skinner) – Sterilization Compensation Bill: Right to Parent – would establish a Eugenics Sterilization Compensation Program to provide compensation to any survivor of state-sponsored sterilization conducted pursuant to eugenics laws that existed in the State of California between 1909 and 1979. Bill fact sheet.

AB 2289 (Weber) – Young Parents’ Right to Education Act: Right to Parent with Dignity, Proper Resources, and in Safe Environments – would promote educational equity for all students regardless of sex, by allowing pregnant and parenting students to continue their education while also providing parental and sick leave. Bill fact sheet.

SB 982 (Mitchell) – Ending Childhood Deep Poverty: Right to Parent with Dignity, Proper Resources, and in Safe Environments –  would eliminate deep poverty in the CalWORKs program by placing a minimum grant level to ensure no CalWORKs grant falls below 50 percent of the federal poverty line. Bill fact sheet.