Héctor Sánchez Barba Announced as the New Board of Directors Chair for Planned Parenthood Global
Washington D.C. – Planned Parenthood Federation of America recently announced that Héctor Sánchez Barba will serve as the chair for the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Global, the international arm of the organization.
A leading advocate for the empowerment of Latinos nationally as well as a prominent figure on immigrant rights and Latino political power, Héctor Sánchez Barba is the CEO and executive director of Mi Familia Vota and the chair emeritus of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. In these roles, he is an indefatigable voice advancing policy priorities, civic participation and fighting systemic injustices against Latinos, immigrants and the most vulnerable communities.
Statement from Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO, Planned Parenthood Federation of America:
“I am delighted that Héctor will be leading Planned Parenthood Global’s board of directors in our 50th year of service to the global movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Throughout his career, Héctor has committed himself to mission-driven work — both on behalf of his own Latino community and in service of other communities through critical cross-movement work. We are lucky to have him be a part of Planned Parenthood, especially at this critical juncture in the fight for sexual and reproductive health care.”
Statement from Héctor Sánchez Barba, chair, Planned Parenthood Global board of directors:
I am proud to stand with Planned Parenthood, here in the U.S. and around the world. I am humbled to take on this role to lead the Planned Parenthood Global board of directors to support our global partners at the forefront of the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement in Africa, Latin America, and around the world.
Mi Familia Vota builds Latino political power as a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.