Last week, we marked the third annual , this year themed “¡Soy Poderosa!” (“I’m Powerful!”) and coordinated in part by the .
As part of the event, the NLIRH held a blog carnival, encouraging writing on the theme of Latina civic power. There are many great posts from carnival participants listed here. A few highlights:
- Bloggers at Raising Women’s Voices and talk about the Affordable Care Act and its effects, including preventive coverage for women.
- At NLIRH, though, Morgan Meneses-Sheets points out particularly that the health reform legislation does nothing to make abortion read accessible or affordable. She discusses the Hyde Amendment and its disproportionate affects on poor women, who themselves are disproportionately women of color.
- Also at NLIRH, Kimberly Inez McGuire and Morganne Rosenhaus write about , effects on communities of color, and the need to be involved in demanding change in exposure to toxic chemicals at home and at work.
- Ana Laura Rivera talks about , and the need to hold political leaders accountable for access to accurate sex education and health resources for low-income communities.
There are plenty of other great posts, including several profiles of powerful Latina advocates listed in the carnival — go check them out!