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Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Emily Alexander

NLIRH/NIRH

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.

Emily Alexander is the Director
of Research and Policy at the National Institute for Reproductive
Health and NARAL Pro-Choice New York. In 2006 she was given Choice
USA’s Generations Award for Outstanding Organizer.

 


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