Today, Congress is scheduled to vote on the Republican backed ACA repeal. If this bill becomes law, it could mean that over 20 million people lose their access to insurance. The effects of this will come down disproportionately hard on Black women and girls.
This is a very important issue for us, but it's not the only thing we're working on. We're also working to ensure that LA high schools provide comprehensive sex education to their students. We're working to change school culture around sexual harassment and get our young men to redefine their masculinity in a way that protects our Black girls. We're working to teach people how to cook and eat healthy and what they can do in their lives to lower their risk of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses that are killing Black folks at alarming rates. We're working to get people active so that they can advocate for their rights and hold our elected officials accountable.
If you care about the empowerment, education, and well-being of Black women and girls in LA, you should start volunteering with us to make a difference. Come join us next Tuesday (3/28) for dinner and a volunteer orientation to see how you can be a part of our movement.