WHY DO WE NEED EXPANDED ACCESS?
Whether living in a city, suburb, or rural community, Black women thrive when they have access to comprehensive maternal and reproductive health care. This fight is more important than ever as reproductive justice is under attack and the COVID pandemic has highlighted the inequities in our healthcare system.
Equitable access to reproductive health care includes comprehensive sex education, STI prevention and care, alternative birthing options, adequate prenatal and pregnancy care, safe and affordable abortion, and contraception. Safe and affordable access to every one of these forms of health care is core to our liberation. As a strong supporter of reproductive justice, Action NC’s Race and Gender Equity Initiative (RAGE) is committed to fighting against a system that hinders women’s ability to advocate for and enjoy their reproductive rights and equality.
OUR CAMPAIGN AND OUR MOVEMENT
Action NC’s Race and Gender Equity Initiative (RAGE) is a statewide movement for Black women and women of color that advocates for comprehensive policy changes to improve Black maternal health and reproductive health access and education. RAGE is leading a movement for these reforms and has become a vital resource for Black women and women of color to share their personal maternal and reproductive health stories, hear and learn from each other, and create a new and powerful narrative for policy changes that move the needle toward achieving improved sexual and reproductive health outcomes.
WHY MUST WE FIGHT?
The RAGE Initiative endeavors to reduce the impact of institutional and structural racism and sexism by building strong networks of Women of Color and organizing them to win meaningful policy changes, increase participation in elections, and, most importantly, to build the power needed to ensure that the vision Women of Color have for their communities can be realized. The fight for Race and Gender Equity is the heart of our movement.
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It’s time to dismantle the barriers to ensure that Black women and women of color have equal rights and receive fair treatment. That means getting rid of archaic attacks on women’s health care, abortion, and community safety that have denied Black women the futures we deserve.
The fight for Race and Gender Equity is the heart of our movement