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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Latino Health Policy Assembly to be held in Portland Tonight

September 23, 2010

Francisco Lopez, Executive Director: (503) 269-5694
Erik Sorensen, Communications Director: (503) 488-0263

Latino Health Policy Assembly to be held in Portland Tonight

Portland, Ore.--Tonight, CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, and the Oregon Latino Health Coalition (OLHC) will host a Latino Health Policy Assembly in Downtown Portland.

The purpose of this assembly is to bring together policy makers, healthcare advocates and legislators to discuss and raise awareness for legislation and/or administrative remedies that would:

+ Expand access for all uninsured Latino children to the Healthy Kids Program for the first time in Oregon;

+ Maintain the state funding for safety net and community clinics that allow uninsured Latino families to gain health care access

+ Increase state funding for safety net and community clinics, amplifying their ability to serve more uninsured Latino families across Oregon.

September 23, 2010
TIME: 6:00pm
First Unitarian Church
Fuller Hall
1211 SW Main Street
Portland, OR 97201

We will be broadcasting live from the Latino Health Policy Assembly starting at 6:00pm. Those wanting to tune-in should go to

For more information, members of the media should contact Erik Sorensen at 503-488-0263 or at


CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, is a member of the Reform Immigration FOR America coalition and is the largest Latino and Latina civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit
Oregon Latino Health Coalition is a collaboration of individuals and organizations who are dedicated to promoting health and wellness and reducing disparities for the Oregon Latino community through prevention ,education and sharing of resources.


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