Our Work

Whether yours is a chosen family, an extended family, or a biological family, we believe you know what's best for you and yours, and we're working to help you get it. Check out some of the recent campaigns Strong Families has supported to ensure that policy accurately reflects the needs of families all over the country.

 

New Mexico Legislative Report Card

New Mexico Legislative Report Card
The Strong Families New Mexico Legislative Report Card examines legislation during the 2013 regular session that have direct impacts – positive and negative – on families in New Mexico.

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Where to Start, What to Ask

New Tool for LGBT People Looking for Healthcare
Where to Start, What to Ask: A Guide for LGBT People Choosing Healthcare Plans was created by Strong Families to help get individuals and families get started.

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Respect ABQ Women

Respect ABQ Women
In a historic victory, Albuquerque voters defeated an attempt to limit access to abortion by a huge margin! It built off the principles of our Strong Families work, bringing a proactive and inclusive frame to a winning campaign.

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Rad Summit 2013

Rad Summit 2013
The 2013 RAD Summit brought together 13 Strong Families Organizations working directly with middle school to college aged young people! 77 staff and young people from the Strong Families Revolutionizing A Dream (RAD) Cohort met in Albuquerque, New Mexico to launch the young people's arm of Strong Families.

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Protecting Domestic Workers

Protecting Domestic Workers
Passage of AB 241 the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, makes California only the third state in the nation with basic work place protections for domestic workers. 

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Increasing Abortion Access

Increasing Abortion Access
AB 154 increases women’s access to reproductive health by licensing Nurse Practitioners, Certified Midwives, and Physicians Assistants to perform abortions under 20 weeks. 

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Make a Stand Against Shame!

Make a Stand Against Shame!
The Candie's Foundation has put it's foot in it's mouth by launching an ad campaign that stigmatizes and shames young families. Together we can join our voices to send a powerful message, that with positive recognition all families will thrive.

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Rape is Rape

Rape is Rape
Governor Susanna Martinez's administration used the term “forcible rape” in legislative policy for women seeking childcare assistance. Strong Families and it's partners came together to tell Governor Susanna Martinez that Rape is Rape!

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Our Families Count

Our Families Count
Strong Families partners showed up daily in Sante Fe to advocate on many issues, we are also preparing the first ever Our Families Count Legislative Report, due out in early 2014. 

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Mama's Day

Mama's Day
Originally a cry against the Civil War, Mother's Day was meant to be a radical revisioning of what is possible when you put mothers at the center of things.

Vote For Us!

Vote For Us!
Vote For Us! is a campaign to help ensure that every family has the rights, recognition, and resources needed to thrive.

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No More Shackling

No More Shackling of Pregnant Women
Victory! Governor Brown signed AB2530 into law on September 28th.

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Victory in Washington!

Victory in Washington state!
Family Assessment Response (FAR) was signed into law by Governor Gregoire on March 30th, 2012.

New Mexico Medicaid

New Mexico Medicaid
Being poor does not equal being irresponsible; all our families deserve respect.

Anti-Shackling Bill

Anti-Shackling Bill
California prisons often shackle pregnant women under the pretext of security.

Remove Anti-Choice Billboards

Remove Racist Billboards
In June 2011, Oakland became the seventh city hit with racist, anti-choice billboards.