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Posted on 11/03/21

We Demand More Coalition on Last Night’s Elections; Says Democrats Must Pass Transformative Agenda to Keep Voters Mobilized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 3, 2021CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | anna@unbendablemedia.com

 

We Demand More Coalition on Last Night’s Elections; Says Democrats Must Pass Transformative Agenda to Keep Voters Mobilized

 

In reaction to last night’s elections, the principals of the We Demand More Coalition, a collection of organizations fighting for women, in particular Black, Indigenous, Latina and other women of color, on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, issued the following statement.

 

The statement is cosigned by Fatima Goss Graves, President, National Women’s Law Center Action Fund, Shaunna Thomas, Co-Founder and Executive Director, UltraViolet, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director and CEO, MomsRising, Kelley Robinson, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Dawn Huckelbridge, Director of Paid Leave for All, Jordan Brooks, Executive Director, United State of Women, Destiny Lopez, Co-President, All* Above All Action Fund, Rachel O’Leary Carmona, Executive Director, Women’s March, Adrienne Kimmell, Acting President, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Amanda Brown Lierman, Supermajority,

 

“Last night’s elections in Virginia and across the country demonstrated that if Democrats want to remain competitive they must deliver for the voters who turned out for them in 2020. That means moving quickly on transformative investments in our communities that center the women and especially women of color who carried this country through the pandemic and delivered for Democrats in the 2020 election.

 

“That’s why now is the time for Democrats to move swiftly on the historic Build Back Better package and the transformative investments it makes in our children, families, and childcare workforce, the expansion of affordable healthcare for all, immigration reform — and to ensure paid leave stays in the package. Make no mistake — this deal will have a significant impact on tens of millions of women, caregivers, and families around the country and represent a promise kept by the President to center care in his agenda.

 

“This is a critical investment toward building an economy that truly works for ALL women, caregivers, and families across demographics and geography. We are grateful to our elected leaders for fighting for these historic investments. As last night’s elections showed us, voters expect them to get the job done.”

 

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About We Demand More

Formed in 2020, We Demand More is a coalition of organizations using our collective power to fight for the courageous women workers and caretakers, especially women of color, who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and who are particularly impacted. Their lives, livelihoods, and families depend on lawmakers and business leaders doing more — and we need everyone to demand more. We’ve formed the We Demand More coalition to fight for four demands from Congress and corporate leaders:

 

Prioritize our health and safety ahead of corporations.

 

Get life-sustaining relief to us NOW.

 

Make state governments strong; they are our lifeline.

 

Stop the attacks on our reproductive health care, including abortion access.

 

More information on the We Demand More coalition can be found on its website at www.WeDemandMore.org and its letter to Congress can be found here. Below is a full list of the We Demand More coalition’s members:

 

Endorsement is an indication of solidarity within our movement and a recognition of the urgency of these policies. Endorsement does not necessarily mean that orgs have expertise in or are actively working towards each priority or policy listed.

Abortion Access Force

Advocates for Youth

All Women’s Progress

All* Above All Action Fund

African American Ministers In Action

American Association of University Women Action Fund

Birth In Color RVA

Black Women’s Roundtable

California National Organization for Women

Catholics for Choice

Center for American Progress Fund

Chicago Foundation for Women

Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues

Coalition of Labor Union Women

Daily Kos

DemCast USA

End Rape on Campus

Equal Pay Today

Equal Rights Advocates

Feminist Majority

Feminist Women’s Health Center

Free Speech For People

Global Justice Center

The Greenlining Institute

Hollaback!

Hopewell Fund

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Mass NOW

Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable

MomsRising Together

NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland

National Birth Equity Collaborative

National Black Justice Coalition

National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women – Connecticut chapter

National Women’s Health Network

National Women’s Law Center

New American Leaders Action Fund

New Century Trust

New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Paid Leave for All Action

PathWays PA

Period Equity

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Public Citizen

Resilience

ServeUSA

Sisters Lead Sisters Vote

SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective

Supermajority

Ultraviolet

United State of Women

URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

#VOTEPROCHOICE

Voto Latino

Women Employed

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island

Women’s March