Over the past few days, there has been much discussion about “the leak” in the Supreme Court. Someone inside the Supreme Court leaked a draft majority opinion written by a Supreme Court Justice that would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
These two landmark decisions that have given women control over their reproductive healthcare. If the court overturns these two cases, what does this mean for women of color.
Many women of color already live the reality which they do not have true access to affordable abortion care. Women of color face rampant income inequality, and are more likely to be covered by Medicaid as their healthcare provider. They are therefore disproportionately impacted by the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funds for abortion care where Medicaid is the source of payment for a woman’s healthcare. Similar funding restrictions limit the ability of Native Americans who receive care through the Indian Health Service.
In nearly all aspects of reproductive health, women of color face poor health outcomes including higher rates of maternal mortality. Additionally, women of color, particularly Black women, frequently have negative experiences in the health care system due to a history of control, coercion and lack of bodily autonomy when it comes to their reproductive health and decision-making.
Women throughout the country deserve more supportive policies that give them full autonomy in deciding if, when and how to become a parent. The healthcare system more broadly, must embrace a race equity approach that reduces disparities for women of color when it comes to their reproductive healthcare. Part of the solution is you must vote in the midterm elections to put people in office who support all women having control over their reproductive healthcare.
Purpose shall be to remain current on political issues affecting African American communities throughout the State of New Mexico at local, state and national levels, to inform the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) about such issues, and to work together to seek resolution to such issues when appropriate to do so.
Our Black Caucus, with the help of every member, is helping to develop strong policies for the benefit of every person in New Mexico. We look forward to your continued participation in the great work of the New Mexico Black Caucus where we are helping to build a state guided by strong collaborations.
The New Mexico Black Caucus is planning its Second Annual Vote, Influence, Represent As we prepare for the interim elections, it is important to make sure that we all stay engaged in the voting process. If you are interested in sponsoring or helping to plan the Conference, contact Clarence Smith as ClarenceLSmith62@gmail.com.
President Joe Biden has named Karine Jean-Pierre as the new White House Press Secretary, the first Black woman to hold this position. Ms. Jean-Pierre previously served as the deputy press secretary and was previously the chief of staff for Vice President Kamala Harris during the 2020 presidential campaign. Her current task is to plain and simple, communicate the importance of President Joe Biden’s agenda clearly so it is a factor in helping Democrats remain in control of the House and Senate.
Fundraising Reception for Beto O’Rourke May 10, 2022 Cocktail Reception 5:00-6:30 PM Sit-Down Dinner 6:00-&:30 PM Co-host $1,250 Sponsor $1,000 Advocate $500 Supporter $250 (exact address provided upon RSVP) RSVP and Contribute Visit: HTTPS://SECURE.ACTBLUE.COM/DONATE/051022SAN or Contact Karen Darkes at Karen@Katzwatsongroup.com (609)432-8236 The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) “Policy for the People” Virtual Summit Series is back for an exciting two-part Health Equity Summit on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 11 AM to 3 PM ET. This event is complimentary. Join us as we discuss equitable health resources in maternal care and address chronic illness issues like heart disease that are disproportionately impacting Black communities. These sessions will feature subject-matter experts, community and business leaders, and the Congressional Black Caucus members. Register today!
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) “Policy for the People” Virtual Summit Series is back for an exciting two-part Health Equity Summit on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 11 AM to 3 PM ET. This event is complimentary. Join us as we discuss equitable health resources in maternal care and address chronic illness issues like heart disease that are disproportionately impacting Black communities. These sessions will feature subject-matter experts, community and business leaders, and the Congressional Black Caucus members. Register today!
Statewide Democratic Candidate Forum When: May 21st, 2:30-4:30pm Where: Holiday Park Community, 11710 Comanche NE, Abq
The New York Times: Student Loans Are Set to Be Paused Again, Pushing Payments to SeptemberWisdom Cole, the NAACP’s national director of youth and college, said student loan debt was a “racial and economic justice issue that stains the soul of America.” “With each and every repayment extension, you make a stro CNN: NAACP files lawsuit against Tennessee comptroller, claims threat to take over majority-Black town is discriminatoryThe NAACP is representing a majority-Black town in Tennessee and helped it file a lawsuit on Friday alleging that the state comptroller exceeded his authority and racially discriminated against the town in its financial dealings. Mason Mayor Emmit Gooden, the Board of Aldermen and the town are accusing Jason Mumpower, Tennessee's Comptroller of the Treasury, of violating the Equal Protection Clause and going beyond his authority under state and federal law as comptroller through his "unlawful efforts" to take over the town's finances. Michigan Live: Immediately release all footage of fatal police shooting, NAACP Grand Rapids demands NAACP Greater Grand Rapids Branch officials are demanding Grand Rapids police immediately release all footage surrounding the fatal shooting Monday of a 26-year-old man by a city police officer. “The public deserves to have the footage released immediately,” Cle Jackson, president of NAACP Grand Rapids, said Wednesday, April 6.
The gale-force winds that swept across New Mexico on Friday, driving fires and evacuations, gave Diné residents in a small western New Mexico community an opportunity to demonstrate first hand the danger they live with every day. · Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) members were in the Red Water Pond Road community, about 20 minutes northeast of Gallup, to hear local input on a controversial plan to clean up a nearby abandoned uranium mine. · Continue reading Take uranium contamination off our land, Navajos urge federal nuclear officials at The NM Political Report.
School Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Reporting
Students, families, and community members can report school-based incidents of racial bias by calling the Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Hotline, maintained by the Public Education Department in compliance with the Black Education Act, HB43. The hotline is open to anyone and can be used to report incidents of racism, injustice, or discrimination against anyone in a school setting. The phone number is staffed by a trained department employee from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; after-hours callers can leave a message. To report an incident:Call (505) 226-3911Email ARAO.Hotline@state.nm.us
May 26, 2022, 6-7:15 PM In-person and Via Zoom
4013 Silver St S.E., Albuquerque
The New Mexico Black Caucus where we are truly helping to build a state guided by perfect friendships among united culture. Join us!
Membership benefits include:
> Free Newsletter to help remain current on issues affecting African American communities throughout the State of New Mexico at local, state and national levels.
>Discount pricing on Caucus initiated and/or host forums, so that politicians will have the opportunity to interact and participate in solutions to issues of mutual concern l
>Free monthly networking opportunity via zoom meeting to provide support and encourage Black Americans in New Mexico
to participate in local, state and national politics.
> Opportunity to have a voice in your state by joining an affiliated organization of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, that supports and promotes the principles of fair elections, and the political rights in the New Mexico Constitution.
Currently, Liaison with State Treasurer Office with ABLE Program (provides investments and savings for individuals with disabilities., Executive members with the DWI Task Force, member of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault and local Rotary Club. Past job with State Treasurer Office, Magistrate and Municipal Judge. Read More.
Permitting an individual to bring a claim against a public body or person acting on behalf of or under the authority of a public body for a violation of the individual's rights, Privileges or immunities arising pursuant to the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of New Mexico.
Creating Department Liaison; creating an advisory council; providing powers and duties; requiring racial sensitivity and anti-racism training or professional development for school personnel.
Prohibiting discipline, discrimination or disparate treatment in schools treatment in schools based on the hair or culture headdress of a student.
Help ensure that previously incarcerated individuals had access to voting after they completed their prison sentences.
The legislation to provide alternative methods for children to testify who have been abused, other than being in the same room as their abuser, traumatizing these children again and again.
Legislation to act on capping interest rates so low income families could have access to financial resources at reasonable rates.
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