In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda Applauds the Reintroduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act
In response to the re-introduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in…
Statement from Dr. Regina Davis Moss, President & CEO of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda on the Supreme Court Decision on Student Loan Plan and LGBTQIA+ Protections
In response to major rulings from the Supreme Court this week, Regina Davis Moss, President and CEO of In Our Own Voice, released the following statement:
“The Supreme Court’s actions this week once again demonstrate an ideological commitment to rolling back the rights, freedoms and opportunities that are crucial to the economic security, safety and dignity of Black women, girls and gender-expansive people.
Reproductive justice can only be achieved when we have access to high-quality education and can live our lives free from discrimination. By legitimizing discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people and increasing financial barriers to higher education and economic mobility, the Court is further stifling the potential and the well-being of Black women, girls and gender-expansive people who will feel the greatest harm from these decisions.
Our laws and our judicial system must respect and address the interests of all Americans, not just a wealthy elite who fear a threat to their perceived power. We will not back down from confronting attacks on our rights. In Our Own Voice will continue to mobilize Black women to assert our political power and build a world where we all have the freedom to make decisions about our lives, families and futures, without the burdens of debt, discrimination or government interference.”
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.