In the U.S., an estimated 700 women die each year during childbirth or from pregnancy-related complications, and 50,000 nearly die. The statistics are even worse for Black women, who experience pregnancy-related deaths at at least 3 to 4 times the rate of white women. The vast majority of these deaths and complications could be prevented, but Congress must take action on this crisis.
Help protect mothers and pregnant people: Urge your Senator to co-sponsor the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act (S. 116) TODAY!
On February 12th, the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (S. 463 / H.R. 1185) was re-introduced in Congress by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3). The FAMILY Act provides crucial support for working women and families, particularly low wage workers who are disproportionately women and people of color.
Join YWCA in celebrating this exciting bill introduction and ACT NOW to urge your Member of Congress to co-sponsor this bill!
On April 4th, H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), passed through the House of Representatives! This critical and lifesaving legislation maintains the safety, resources, and protections that have been critical to all survivors, particularly women of color and other marginalized communities. Before VAWA is introduced in the Senate, take a moment to urge your Senators to stand with survivors!
Urge your Senators to support full funding of VAWA and to pass a substantially similar bill in the Senate.