2020 has laid bare deep inequities that were built into our nation from its inception. As advocates for women’s and girls’ rights, equality, justice, health, and safety, the 219undersigned organizations are united in demanding policies that center women and girls of color and ensure that all women and girls can succeed and thrive. The full letter can be found here, but in short, many of our elected officials are spending their time rushing through extremist Supreme Court nominations instead of doing their jobs.

The continued oppression and violence that Black families—and Black women—face is a stain on our country. Theirs and other communities, as well as our fundamental rights, have been under assault for too long. This reckoning makes clear that centering the needs of women and girls of color is the only way forward to rectify centuries of structural racism, to ensure we can all thrive in a post-COVID reality, and to recover from this economic implosion by building economic and social systems that work for everyone.

This letter outlines our demands, not our requests. We are seeking our collective liberation, and we will not rest until that is a reality.

See the letter

List of signing organizations:

National Women’s Law Center National Organization for Women, Arizona
Black Feminist Future National Organization for Women, California
Center for Reproductive Rights National Organization for Women, Contra Cost, CA
Coalition of Labor Union Women National Organization for Women, Hollywood, CA
Family Values @ Work National Organization for Women, San Gabriel Valley, CA
Girls for Gender Equity National Organization for Women, San Diego Area, CA
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda National Organization for Women, Pasco County, FL
MomsRising National Organization for Women, Illinois
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) National Organization for Women, Alton Edwardsville, IL
NARAL Pro-Choice America National Organization for Women, Monroe County, IN
National Organization for Women National Organization for Women, Maryland
National Partnership for Women and Families National Organization for Women, Northern Prince George’s County, MD
Planned Parenthood Action Fund National Organization for Women, Montgomery County, MD
Supermajority National Organization for Women, Michigan
United State of Women National Organization for Women, Minnesota Valley
Time’s Up Foundation National Organization for Women, Missouri
Women’s March National Organization for Women, Columbia Area, MO
YWCA USA National Organization for Women, Montana
Vicki Shabo & Julie Kashen National Organization for Women, Montgomery County, PA
#VOTEPROCHOICE National Organization for Women, Mississippi
A Better Balance National Organization for Women, New Jersey
Abortion Access Front National Organization for Women, Northern New Jersey
Abortion Care Network National Organization for Women, Santa Fe, NM
Advocates for Youth National Organization for Women, Suffolk NY
AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families National Organization for Women, Westchester N.Y.
All* Above All Action Fund National Organization for Women, North Carolina
American Association of University Women (AAUW) National Organization for Women, Nevada
American Atheists National Organization for Women, Ohio
American Federation of Teachers National Organization for Women, Oregon
American Indian Center National Organization for Women, Southwest PA
American Jewish World Service National Organization for Women, Columbia, SC
American Sexual Health Association National Organization for Women, Virginia
AVAC National Organization for Women, Charlottesville
Birth In Color RVA National Organization for Women, Washington State
Black Lives Matter OKC National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Black Women for Wellness Action Project National WIC Association
Black Women’s Health Imperative National Women’s Health Network
Black Women’s Roundtable National Women’s Political Caucus
Blue Ridge Abortion Fund National Women’s Health Network
Business and Professional Women of Maryland (BPW/MD) NCNW
California Asset Building Coalition NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Caneiwalk New American Leaders Action Fund
Caring Across Generations New Voices for Reproductive Justice
Catholics for Choice New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Center for Advancement of Public Policy New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) Northwest Institute on Intimacy, Inc
Central AZ National Lawyers Guild Not Without Black Women
CHANGE (Center for Health and Gender Equity) One Fair Wage
Civic Nation Oxfam America
Children’s Advocacy Alliance PAI
Civil Liberties & Public Policy Paid Leave for All
Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues PERIOD
Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap Physicians for Reproductive Health
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) Planned Parenthood Southeast, Inc.
Combined Human Support Services, Inc. Population Connection Action Fund
Community Change Action Population Institute
Delta Sigma Theta Positive Women’s Network-USA
Delta Sigma Theta (Jackson, MS) Power to Decide
Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, Inc. Private Practice
End Rape On Campus Promundo-US
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL Prospera Community Development
Equity Forward Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Fairfax County Commission for Women Reproductive Health Access Project
Faith in Women Resilience, formerly Rape Victim Advocates
Feminist Majority Foundation Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy
Feminist Women’s Health Center SCOPD50
Gender Justice She the People
Girl Up SHERo Mississippi
Girls Inc. Shifting Hearts & Minds
Global Justice Center SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change
Harambee Village Doulas SisterLove, Inc.
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) SisterReach
Healthy and Free Tennessee SisterSong National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Hollaback! Smash Strategies
Ibis Reproductive Health Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Economic and Social Justice
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda SPLC Action Fund
Interfaith Voices for Reproductive Justice (IVRJ) Springboard To Opportunities
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) Step forward Strategies
International Women’s Health Coalition Texas Equal Access Fund
Ipas The Activism Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology
Iris House, Inc The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health The Financial Clinic
Jewish Women International (JWI) The New York Women’s Foundation
Jobs With Justice The Northwest Institute On Intimacy
Justice for Migrant Women The Relentless Feminist
Justice in Aging The Representation Project
Labor Heritage Foundation The Womxn Project (TWP)
KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change Ujima Inc., The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) UltraViolet
Legal Voice UN Foundation
Lift Louisiana Union for Reform Judaism
Love Me Unlimited 4 Life United Nations Association of the USA
Luquetta Advocacy and Support URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
MANA, A National Latina Organization Vision y Compromiso
MS Black Women’s Roundtable & MS Women’s Economic Security Initiative Voices for Progress
Mujeres Latinas en Accion Western Center on Law & Poverty
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Whole Woman’s Health
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Whole Woman’s Health Alliance
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health
National Abortion Federation Women Employed
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence Women Have Options/ Ohio
National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, Inc. Women in Film & Video, Inc.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Women of Reform Judaism
National Center for Lesbian Rights Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press
National Council of Jewish Women Women’s Law Project
National Employment Law Project Women’s March Oklahoma
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association Women’s Media Center
National Health Law Program Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice Women’s Spaces
National Network to End Domestic Violence Women’s Way
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