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26Jun 20
Black Women Demand D.C. Statehood

Black women demand D.C. statehood

Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President & CEO Marcela Howell WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill granting statehood…

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04Jun 20
Black Voters Matter, Too

Black voters matter, too

This week, Ella Jones became the first African-American elected mayor in Ferguson, Missouri. In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda founder and President Marcela Howell issued the following statement in response...
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01Jun 20
Letter To House And Senate Leadership On Federal Policing Priorities

Letter to House and Senate Leadership on Federal Policing Priorities

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Majority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Schumer: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference), a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect civil and human rights in the United States and the 386 undersigned organizations, we urge you to take swift and decisive legislative action in response to ongoing fatal police killings and other violence against Black people across our country...
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06May 20
We Stand For Reproductive Health As U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Pennsylvania Cases

We stand for reproductive health as U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Pennsylvania cases

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases that will review a Trump administration rule that would allow employers with religious or moral objections to birth control to limit their employees' access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act. Marcela Howell, founder and president of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, issued the following statement:
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13Apr 20
150+ Groups: We Can Protect Democracy Even As We Safeguard Our Health

150+ Groups: We Can Protect Democracy Even as We Safeguard Our Health

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, our Voting Rights Task Force co-chairs, and more than 150 organizations called on Congress to fully fund and direct states and counties to administer the 2020 elections in a safe, fair, and accessible manner. The groups advocated for the implementation of vote-by-mail, the expansion of early voting, and viable in-person voting options.
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13Sep 18

Black Women applaud selection of Dr. Leana Wen as new president of Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON- Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced the appointment of Dr. Leana Wen its new president. Marcela Howell, founder and executive director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda, issued the following statement in response: "Congratulations to Dr. Leana Wen on her new position as president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We applaud the appointment of a doctor, an advocate and an immigrant to lead an organization that is a trusted provider of quality, affordable health care, especially for women of color and underserved communities.
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26Jun 18

Black women stand with Muslims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 26, 2018 Contact: Alexa Mauzy-Lewis, Camino PR alexa@caminopr.com / 212-255-2575 Statement by Marcela Howell, founder and executive director of In Our Own Voice WASHINGTON, D.C. -…

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05Sep 17

Black women stand with Dreamers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 20I7 Contact: Alexa Mauzy-Lewis, Camino PR alexa@.caminopccom / 212-255-2575 Statement from In Our Own Voice WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, the Trump administration announced plans to end…

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12May 17

Black women denounce new Voting Commission

For Immediate Release May 12, 2017 Contact: Loretta Kane (917-410-7242 or loretta@caminopr.com) Statement from In Our Own Voice   WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, the White House announced the creation of…

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