Those who came before us believed that access to the ballot box would give us the power to validate our humanity as equal to white people’s. But we are still so, so far from equality. And we are still not being heard.
Black Women Have Championed Voting Rights Throughout American History — As Suffragists, Freedom Riders, and Trailblazers
Institutions built on systemic racism have whitewashed America’s voting rights history.
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The 19th amendment gave white women the right to vote, but Black women were subjected to discriminatory poll taxes and Jim Crow laws until the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
While Americans Struggle to Survive, Senate Leadership Ignores the Pandemic — and the Need for Relief
The delay in action from Senate Republican leadership is inexcusable.
Planned Parenthood — in solidarity with patients, staff, and supporters — stands with the Movement for Black Lives’ call to defund the police. Defunding the police means investing less in militarizing police forces and investing more in community-based solutions, education, and health care.
Public health is built on the principle of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. Police violence is antithetical to that mission.
The public health disaster facing Black communities is the result of hundreds of years of U.S. policies that bolster white supremacy and marginalize Black people.
In June Medical Services v. Russo, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a resounding message to politicians all across the country: It is unconstitutional to impose medically unnecessary laws that place an undue burden on a person’s right to safe, legal abortion.
Politicians used police force to keep the public out of the state legislature. Now, Tennessee is set to be the first state to enact an abortion ban since start of coronavirus in the United States.