#DefendDACA and our Immigrant Communities

On September 5th, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, LMSA Chapters, LMSA Events, Newsletter Featured Articles, Policy News by

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Dear LMSA Family,
Our fellow immigrant brothers, sisters, and families, are under threat again. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton along with attorney general from various other states sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the current administration calling for the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by September 5thLMSA West is committed to fighting for the safety and stay of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country.
Below are some resources and things you can do to protect our families:

As we fight to protect DACA, we must not forget that there are many immigrants who are not protected under DACA who also need our support.

If you are an undocumented pre-health or health professional student, we want to hear from you! Please email us your story and a picture to be featured in our newsletter and LMSA West Facebook page. We can also feature your story anonymously. 
 
If you are interested in doing more policy work with LMSA West, join our Google Group.
In solidarity,
2017-2018 LMSA West Co-VPs of Policy
Marcela Zhou Huang vp_policy@lmsa.net
 
Web: lmsa.net/west   |   Facebook: facebook.com/LMSA.West    |   Twitter: twitter.com/lmsa_west

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Join us for the 2017 LMSA Policy Summit on October 20th – 22nd in Washington, DC

On July 12th, 2017, posted in: General Announcements, Latest News, LMSA Events, Policy News by Comments Off on Join us for the 2017 LMSA Policy Summit on October 20th – 22nd in Washington, DC

Hola familia,

Please join us in October for our 4th Annual LMSA Policy Summit in Washington D.C. If you are planning on submitting a resolution, the deadline to do so is August 1st, 2017.

For more information and news from last year’s summit, please check out lmsa.net/policy.

 

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Policy Updates – 2017

On February 6th, 2017, posted in: Latest News, Policy News by

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Our VP of Policy at LMSA West has recently taken a look at legislation that aligns with the vision and mission of LMSA. Two of the main stances include

  1. Preserving health care coverage through the ACA
  2. Advocating for the protection of our undocumented communities

As LMSA West we are supporting some pieces of legislation and need your help! These include:

  • Bridge Act (National)
  • ACA (National)
  • SB 54 (California)

To learn more about how to get involved please visit the Policy page!

Sigamos adelante!

Amber Lara

VP of Website

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Policy – Prescription to Vote 2016

On September 6th, 2016, posted in: Latest News, Policy News by

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Only 48% of eligible Hispanic voters cast their ballots in 2012. Be the change! Join LMSA’s #PrescriptionToVote campaign by encouraging your comunidad to register & vote.

To see a listing of voting registration drive locations please visit the Policy page!

rx to vote

 

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3rd Annual Policy Summit

On August 29th, 2016, posted in: Latest News, Policy News by

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LMSA West!

Please join us in Washington D.C. as we collaborate with other LMSA regions in health policy.

LMSA Policy Summit Flyer

Visit LMSA.net/policy for more information!

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