Statement from In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda WASHINGTON — Today,…
Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President and CEO Marcela Howell
WASHINGTON — Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Shalanda Young as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. Marcela Howell, president and CEO of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, issued the following statement in response:
“We applaud the confirmation of Shalanda Young as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Her experience serving as Democratic director for the House Appropriations Committee, budget expertise and understanding of Congress make her an outstanding candidate to step in to lead the office as director, which would make her the first Black woman to head OMB. We encourage President Biden to make history by nominating Young to take the helm.
“President Biden is committed to nominating highly qualified people who reflect the diversity of our country. In Our Own Voice encourages U.S. senators to continue to confirm the president’s other appointees.”
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national-state partnership focused on lifting up the voices of Black women leaders at the national and regional levels in our fight to secure reproductive justice for all women, femmes and girls. Our eight strategic partners are Black Women for Wellness, Black Women’s Health Imperative, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, SisterLove, Inc. SisterReach, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, The Afiya Center and Women With A Vision.