Women bear the burden of the COVID-19 crisis

Women, especially Black and brown women, are on the front lines of the COVID-19 response, and yet we are being left behind and left out. During this crisis, we are more likely to lose our jobs, are often the caretakers at home, and in some cases, our rights and safety are under direct attack. The relief that has been proposed by Congress is a fraction of what’s needed.

The Black community is facing two public health emergencies

Black Americans have been hit hardest by COVID-19 because of the same systemic racism that has led to centuries of state-sanctioned violence against the Black community. When we say we demand more, we mean adequate health and economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic and the freedom from both racial and gendered violence, including white supremacist and state-sanctioned violence. Help us demand more for Black Americans by joining The Movement for Black Lives.

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What is the Senate waiting for? We need relief now!

68   Days
the senate has wasted by not pushing forward the next phase of COVID-19 relief

On May 15, the House passed the “phase 4” COVID-19 relief bill, The HEROES Act. Since then, the Republican-led Senate hasn’t done anything to push forward relief for women and families. The clock is ticking. We need the Senate to act NOW!

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About the Coalition

We Demand More is a coalition of organizations using our collective power to fight for courageous women workers and caretakers, especially women of color, who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and who are particularly vulnerable to its impact. Their lives, livelihoods, and families depend on lawmakers and business leaders doing more — and we need everyone to demand more.

Endorsement is an indication of solidarity within our movement and a recognition of the urgency of these policies. Endorsement does not necessarily mean that organizations have expertise in or are actively working towards each priority or policy listed.