Today we mourn the passing of Toni Morrison—a beacon who shined light on the truth and inspired the world by giving voice to Black women’s triumphs and tribulations. She touched our hearts, inspired our pride and moved us to action.
Denying access to legal abortion denies us full citizenship. It’s another way to disempower us. And Black women are disparately impacted by these attacks.
For too long, anti-abortion politicians have interfered in women’s health decisions by banning insurance coverage for abortion care. The EACH Woman Act turns the tide on decades of politically-motivated, harmful attacks on abortion access and ensures that lack of coverage will not stand in the way of anyone making the best decision for themselves and their family.
Black women didn’t just get out and vote in November—we got out the vote, in communities across the country, and changed the face of Congress.
Jazmine Headley went to a city office for a child care voucher so she could start a new job—instead, she got arrested and her baby was savagely ripped from her arms.
Black women’s leadership and GOTV efforts led Black women candidates to victory, and the Black women we elected will lead the country on a new path toward equality and justice for all. But we had to overcome monumental hurdles to get to these victories—with some voters still fighting today to ensure their ballots from Tuesday are counted.
As we commemorate Juneteenth, let’s all look toward the future—and recommit to the ongoing struggle to end racism by supporting Black women leaders.