Archives: Policy Packs
Every month we will release a new Policy Debate Pack that serves as a guide to an issue, from lingo to key statistics to stakeholders to history to taking action.
We are asking ourselves where to start, what to do, when will it be enough. We are processing pain and trauma that is renewed each time we Say Their Names. We are taking to the frontlines to protest against police brutality and make unequivocally clear: Black Lives Matter.
Now, we are taking control of the legislative process.
To prepare for the work ahead, let’s get caught up on where we’ll be policy-wise when the new year kicks off. We’re covering what’s happened in the months since we released our Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice; Justice-Involved Women and Girls; Black Maternal Health; Mental Health; LGBTQ+ Rights, Equity, and Liberation; Immigration; and Menstrual Equity Policy Packs.
Every day, the select powers-that-be on the Courts decide whether or not everyday people will have access to care, opportunity, protections, and the liberty to live full, safe, and healthy lives. Every day, they remind us exactly why it matters who sits in the seats of justice.
For too many, menstruation leads to a choice between food or menstrual hygiene; missed school or work; bullying; anxiety; “pain more severe than a heart attack;” not getting to visit a loved one experiencing incarceration; a questioning of self; and so much more. This is not ok. It’s time for menstrual equity.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and of Pride, we dedicated this policy pack to breaking down and exploring current policies, or lack thereof, that enable continued discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in the U.S.— and that go below the surface of what dominates the narrative.
Maternal morbidity and mortality rates in the United States are increasing, and nowhere in the country are they as high as in Georgia. We had the privilege of working with the women of NCNW Spelman Section for their Black Maternal Health Week and on the creation of this pack. We thank them for allowing us to share in the power of their leadership.
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