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!
The American DREAM and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) was introduced on March 12 by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-7), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9). This new piece of legislation would offer protections and a pathway to citizenship to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status.
Take action now to ensure that this long-awaited legislation passes the House of Representatives!