Together, Californians defeated the attempted right-wing power grab and democracy lives to see another day in our state! BWWAP worked hard to help secure this victory, mobilizing our communities and engaging in media efforts to defeat this initiative and preserve progressive policies and values that advance the health and well-being of Black women. Watch our short highlights reel to learn more!
BWWAP was proud to participate in Governor Newsom’s virtual bill signing ceremony of SB 65, authored by Senator Skinner and known as the CA Momnibus Bill. Together, we publicly recognized California’s commitment to addressing our state’s deep racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes. This bill is one historic step forward, and we look forward continuing this journey toward reproductive justice with our state’s elected leaders and community advocates.
BWWAP Executive Director teamed up with our partners at Western Center on Law and Poverty to publish this piece in CalMatters.org. A recent report from CA Dept. of Public Health shows Black mothers in our state face higher maternal mortality rates than the rest of the country. We identify solutions to this ongoing and widening disparity, and urge the Governor to take action by signing SB 65 into law.
In the wake of anti-abortion legislation enacted in Texas, BWWAP joined ACCESS, NARAL, NHeLP, and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California in forming the California Future of Abortion Council. We will convene to discuss policy solutions that help California ensure equitable abortion access. Already, our state has enacted laws aimed at protecting the rights of patients.
Together, we defeated the attempted right-wing power grab and democracy lives to see another day in California! Californians understood the assignment and executed accordingly. This win is not just about keeping Gov. Newsom in office. It is about Saving Democracy and affirming the voice of our state’s citizens. BWWAP worked hard to help secure this victory, engaging in media and field efforts to defeat this initiative and preserve progressive policies and values that advance the health and well-being of Black women.
Black women have a long history of boldly confronting injustice. In the wake of violent and aggressive police response to protests after the murder of George Floyd, BWWAP joined other national voices to call for alternative actions that shift power and support Black communities.