‘We Demand More Coalition’ Applauds the American Rescue Plan Act, Calls For Continued COVID-19 Relief

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act, the We Demand More Coalition, a group of more than 70 progressive women’s organizations committed to fighting for the women, particularly the Black, brown, and Indigenous women, on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, released the following statement:

“The American Rescue Plan Act is what legislation looks like that prioritizes the needs of women and their families. We thank Congress and President Biden for their commitment to passing this life-saving bill. While the fight for comprehensive pandemic relief is far from over, the American Rescue Plan Act will get critical aid directly into the hands of the women and families, especially Black, brown and Indigenous people, who need it most and have been on the frontlines throughout this public health crisis. The We Demand More coalition is proud to have played a pivotal role in securing this historic and progressive win,” said Angela Cobián, Director of the We Demand More coalition.

About We Demand More We Demand More is a coalition of organizations using our collective power to fight for the courageous women workers and caretakers, especially women of color, who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and who are particularly impacted. Their lives, livelihoods, and families depend on lawmakers and business leaders doing more — and we need everyone to demand more. We’ve formed the We Demand More coalition to fight for five demands from Congress and corporate leaders:

  1. Prioritize our health and safety ahead of corporations.
  2. Get life-sustaining relief to us NOW.
  3. Make state governments strong; they are our lifeline.
  4. Stop the attacks on our reproductive health care, including abortion access.

More information on the We Demand More coalition can be found on its website at www.WeDemandMore.org and its letter to Congress can be found here. Below is a full list of the We Demand More coalition’s members:

  • Abortion Access Force
  • Advocates for Youth
  • All Women's Progress
  • All* Above All Action Fund
  • African American Ministers In Action
  • American Association of University Women Action Fund
  • Birth In Color RVA
  • Black Women's Roundtable
  • California National Organization for Women
  • Catholics for Choice
  • Center for American Progress Fund
  • Chicago Foundation for Women
  • Clearinghouse on Women's Issues
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women
  • Daily Kos
  • DemCast USA
  • End Rape on Campus
  • Equal Pay Today
  • Equal Rights Advocates
  • Feminist Majority
  • Feminist Women's Health Center
  • Free Speech For People
  • Global Justice Center
  • The Greenlining Institute
  • Hollaback!
  • Hopewell Fund
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Mass NOW
  • Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable
  • MomsRising Together
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland
  • National Birth Equity Collaborative
  • National Black Justice Coalition
  • National Organization for Women
  • National Organization for Women - Connecticut chapter
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • National Partnership for Women and Families
  • New American Leaders Action Fund
  • New Century Trust
  • New Voices for Reproductive Justice
  • One Fair Wage
  • Paid Leave for All Action
  • PathWays PA
  • Period Equity
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • Public Citizen
  • Resilience
  • ServeUSA
  • Sisters Lead Sisters Vote
  • SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
  • Supermajority
  • Time’s Up
  • Ultraviolet
  • United State of Women
  • URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
  • Voto Latino
  • Women Employed
  • Women's Fund of Rhode Island
  • Women’s March