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Wage gap compounds coronavirus burden on Black women

Statement on Equal Pay Day by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell

WASHINGTON — Today is Equal Pay Day, a day that spotlights how far into the year – three months – a woman must work in order to earn the same pay a white man earned the previous year. In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell issued the following statement on the eve of Women’s Equal Pay Day:

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Black women celebrate Rev. Lowery’s life

Statement on death of Joseph Lowery by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell

WASHINGTON — Amidst the still growing COCID-19 pandemic, the nation lost the “dean of the civil rights movement, Rev. Joseph Lowery. In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell issued the following statement:

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Black women call on lawmakers to do more to support them during the pandemic

Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will provide $2 trillion to address the coronavirus crisis. In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell issued the following statement:

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In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda seeks next generation of leaders for two-year paid fellowship opportunity

Next Generation Leadership Institute Fellowship application deadline extended to April 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is seeking applicants for the Next Generation Leadership Institute, a paid two-year fellowship that serves as a formal pipeline for training young Black women, of all identities, from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to become Reproductive Justice leaders. Because many campuses have been shut down due to COVID-19, the 2020-2022 Next Generation Leadership Institute Fellowship application period has been extended to April 30, 2020, to allow students more time to apply.

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Voting Rights Coalition Letter: Protect Voting Rights and Public Safety in Response to COVID-19

Dear Members of Congress, Governors, and State Election Officials:

The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Voting Rights Task Force, and undersigned organizations, write to urge Congress and all state elections officials to adopt and fund a number of key policies to ensure both the public’s safety and the orderly conduct of the 2020 primary and general elections in light of the current threat posed by COVID-19.

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Dear SCOTUS… Trust Black Women

Dear SCOTUS… Trust Black Women

It’s only been 24 hours and I’m still pumped with excitement and ready for action. I’m feeding off of the energy of the thousands of women who I stood in solidarity with on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States on Mar. 4 at the #MyRightMyDecision rally. I do not take lightly the honor of being able to address the crowd on behalf of In Our Own Voice: Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda.

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Do You Have What it Takes to be a Reproductive Justice Leader?

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Reproductive Justice Leader?In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is thrilled to announce that the 2020-2022 Next Generation Leadership Institute Fellowship Application is now open! The Next Generation Leadership Institute is a paid two-year fellowship conducted during the nine-month academic school year. The Institute serves as a formal pipeline for training students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to become Reproductive Justice leaders.

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Let your U.S. senators know that you’re paying attention to the courts!

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda along with our Georgia state partners at SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW and SisterLove Inc, and our national partners at National Asian American Women’s Forum and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, today submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate to voice opposition to the confirmation of Andrew Brasher to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Black women leaders denounce Trump’s latest attack on health care access

Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell

WASHINGTON — Today, the Trump administration announced an overhaul of the Medicaid program that could deny or limit benefits and may result in reducing enrollment in the program, particularly in states hostile to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that want to limit expenses. In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Founder and President Marcela Howell issued the following statement in support of access to affordable, quality health care:

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