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.

We Demand More Coalition Calls House Passage of Build Back Better Act Historic Investment

We Demand More Coalition on the Build Back Better Budget Framework: Package is Historic But Falls Short of Full Recovery for Women

Read the Letter to Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Schumer Demanding Childcare and Paid Leave Funding in Covid Relief Bill.

Read our Letter to the Biden-Harris admin + Congressional Leadership calling for women, especially women of color, to be prioritized in the next COVID-19 recovery package.

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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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.