On June 25th, I joined Black Women Leaders and Allies, an arm of the National Coalition for Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), for their Voting Rights and Reproductive Justice call to action. Notably, this event took place the day following the tragic mass shooting of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Virginia Case, CEO of the League of Women Voters of the United States was one of the featured speakers. Her remarks can be seen here.
Many of the powerful speakers questioned why so many lawmakers claim that their highest priority seems to be protecting the unborn, but they have failed to act on issues of critical importance to the children of today: addressing gun violence, systemic racism, access to health care services, a living wage for parents and the ability of families to afford quality child care.
These themes will be repeated at the June 18th Moral March on Washington and to the Polls in Washington DC sponsored by the Poor People's Campaign and dozens of mobilizing partners including LWVUS. Mark your calendars and plan to join me there.
Nancy Soreng, President