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Cecilia Sáenz Becerra

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Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) continues to support its network of 30 regional coordinators (RCs) in 28 states. In this election cycle, it was of upmost importance for RCs to engage in non-partisan civic engagement activities to ensure women’s issues and concerns are addressed in a positive manner by policymakers.

Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) has been instrumental in ensuring that women’s voices are heard in the health care reform process — both as the Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) was created and now, as it’s being implemented.

Toolkit for activists with guides, ideas, templates, samples and other practical tools to get the community engaged in efforts to expand Medicaid.

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Cecilia Sáenz Becerra

Cecilia Sáenz Becerra was the Regional Field Manager for the NWHN’s Raising Women’s Voices initiative through 2017, centering the voices of women, women of color, low-income women, and members of the LGBT community in the implementation and defense of the Affordable Care Act. Cecilia provided support, strategy and technical assistance to front-line advocates and grassroots organizers across the country doing reproductive health, rights, and justice politics, with a particular focus in the South. She has experience in labor organizing, civic engagement, grassroots organizing, managing coalitions and various campaigns, including immigrant, education, and economic justice in the South and Southwest.

Cecilia is a Board Member of SisterLove and an Advisory Council member for the Southern Equality Fund at the Campaign for Southern Equality. Cecilia has a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arizona State University. Cecilia continues to work for women’s and transgender rights by co-founding Repeal Coalition and by serving on the board of directors for Groundswell Fund.