National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the only national reproductive justice organization that specifically works to advance reproductive health and rights for Latinas. As a native New Yorker, she is engaged in numerous progressive local and national organizations that promotes social justice advocacy, particularly around immigrant, Latina, and gender issues. Jessica is a Board Member of New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) and has served as its President since 2004. She is also a Board Member of Medical Students for Choice. Jessica is an Advisory Member of the Women of Color Policy Network and serves on the Friends of the National Institute for Latino Policy Committee (formerly the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy). Additionally, she is engaged in a number of city-wide coalitions to increase Latina's political engagement. From 2002 to 2006, she was elected Female Member of the New York State Democratic Committee for the 39th Assembly District, representing the diverse communities of Jackson Heights, Corona, Elmhurst and Woodside.
Liza Fuentes is the senior research associate at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health where her work supports NLIRH's policy, advocacy, and community mobilization work and contributes to knowledge that advances reproductive justice. She is a volunteer board member of the New York Abortion Access Fund, a former NNAF board member, and is a doctoral student in public health at CUNY Graduate Center.
The White House’s proposed budget condones a two-tier health system, in which women with private health insurance or private funds can exercise their right to an abortion, but poor women cannot.