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14Sep 22

Black women demand justice for Pieper Lewis

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Polk County (Iowa) District Judge David Porter sentenced Pieper Lewis, a human trafficking and rape survivor, to closely supervised probation and ordered her to pay $150,000 in…

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21Jan 22

Black women denounce racist Senate

Statement from In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda WASHINGTON — This week, the U.S. Senate failed to pass voting rights legislation due to Senate rules that…

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27Dec 21

Black women celebrate Desmond Tutu

Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President and CEO Marcela Howell WASHINGTON — Yesterday, Desmond Tutu died, in Cape Town, South Africa. In Our…

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20Dec 21

Black women celebrate bell hooks

Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President and CEO Marcela Howell WASHINGTON — On December 15, bell hooks died in her Kentucky home. In…

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25May 21

Black women leaders applaud Clarke to DOJ

Statement by In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President and CEO Marcela Howell WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Senate voted 51-48 to confirm Kristen Clarke to…

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20Apr 21
George Floyd murderer convicted

Black women speak out on Chauvin verdict

Statement of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President & CEO Marcela Howell WASHINGTON — In response to the guilty verdict in the murder trial of…

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27Aug 20
Jacob Blake with son

Jacob Blake Statement

WASHINGTON — With protests continuing around the country to demand justice for Jacob Blake, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda President and CEO Marcela Howell issued…

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13Aug 20

Black women demand pay equity

On August 13, 2020, Black women finally catch up to what white men were paid last year WASHINGTON — Today, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, marks the day when Black…

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08Jul 20
Press Release

Black women condemn Supreme Court birth control decision

“The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision to restrict access to essential health care mandated by the Affordable Care Act, especially in the midst of a public health crisis, is a disgrace. Black women, who already face enormous barriers to healthcare will be disparately impacted by this grave injustice."
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