04/11/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/11/2021 20:52
WASHINGTON, DC - On Monday, April 12 at 10:00 AM ET, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) will host a Black Maternal Health Week press call with members of the North Carolina General Assembly and representatives from the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The call will address the Black Maternal Health Momnibus legislation being introduced at both the federal and state levels, as well as the ongoing Black maternal health crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
What: Black Maternal Health Week Press Call
When: 10:00 AM ET, Monday, April 12
Where: Zoom, register here
Who: Congresswoman Alma Adams; North Carolina State Senators Natalie Murdock, DeAndrea Salvador, and Sydney Batch; North Carolina Representative Carla Cunningham; Angela D. Aina of Black Mamas Matter Alliance
'This week we are lifting up the voices of Black women who are doing the critical work of eliminating maternal health disparities and creating a world where maternal justice and equality are a reality,' said Congresswoman Adams, co-chair of the Black Maternal Health Caucus. 'In 2018, I was honored to introduce the first Congressional resolution recognizing Black Maternal Health Week with then-Senator Kamala Harris. In 2019, I asked Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman elected to Congress if she wanted to launch a Congressional Caucus focused on Black maternal health. So, we launched the Black Maternal Health Caucus, which now boasts 115 bipartisan Members of Congress. In 2020, we introduced the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act - a package of 9 bills to comprehensively address existing gaps in policy solutions to the maternal health crisis. The bill was crafted with Black women, by Black women and for Black women. This year, we re-introduced the Momnibus, and I'm so excited about passing it into law this Congress. Black mamas can't wait.'
Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. is serving her fourth full term in Congress. She represents the 12th District of North Carolina, which includes parts of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, and Pineville. In 2019, she co-founded the Black Maternal Health Caucus with Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14).
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