On January 21, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice. The Women's March began with one cause, women's rights, but quickly became a movement around the many issues that were hotly debated during the 2016 U.S. presidential race—immigration, health care, environmental protections, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers' rights, among others. In the mere 66 days between the election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, 673 sister marches sprang up across the country and the world. ABRAMS Image presents Why I March to honor the movement, give back to it, and promote future activism in the same vein.
NLIRH is the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to advancing health, dignity, and justice for the 28 million Latinas, their families, and communities in the United States. NLIRH was founded in 1994, the same year as the founding of the reproductive justice (RJ) movement. Since then, the organization has grown to meet the evolving needs of an increasingly diverse and powerful Latina population. NLIRH uses policy change, culture shift, relationship building, and leadership development to advance a reproductive justice agenda informed by the priorities and experiences of activists on the ground. We focus on three critical and interconnected areas: abortion access and affordability; sexual and reproductive health equity; and immigrant women's health and rights. Simultaneously, NLIRH seeks to build the power of Latinas throughout the country through community organizing, civic engagement, and training and leadership development. Through our multi-pronged approach, NLIRH is able to create change on a multitude of societal levels, including the personal, local, national, and cultural, and has made a real difference in the lives of Latinas and immigrant women around the country.
The Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
For more information, please visit https://transgenderlawcenter.org/
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), America's largest civil rights and advocacy organization, was founded to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.