Press Releases

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Biden Signs Executive Order to Protect Abortion Access

July 8, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Biden’s Portrait We’re heartened by President Biden’s Executive Order today. The loss of abortion rights is a human rights disaster and public health catastrophe. We need the President and the entire administration fully engaged in doing everything in their power to protect access to care. Today’s…...

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Statement on Supreme Court Decision Gutting Climate Protection

June 30, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency is disgraceful. Once again, a partisan majority of justices showed contempt for the citizens they’re supposed to protect. Once again, they threw their full weight behind the powerful at the expense of everyone else.…...

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Supreme Court Reverses Roe in Devastating Decision

June 24, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is horrifying and infuriating and exactly what we feared when the Trump administration rushed three ultraconservative justices onto the bench. We feared this outcome when Mitch McConnell stole a seat on the Court for Neil Gorsuch. And when…...

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Leaked Supreme Court Draft Decision Is an Outrage

May 3, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The leaked draft of an opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is horrifying and infuriating. We feared this outcome when Mitch McConnell stole a seat on the Court for Neil Gorsuch. And when he ignored credible accusations that Brett Kavanaugh was a sexual predator. And again when he…...

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Congressional Spending Bill Fails People in U.S. and Abroad

March 9, 2022 | Press Releases

To say that we’re disappointed in the spending bill released in Congress late last night would be a gross understatement. It was probably inevitable when only one party is trying to govern and the other is willing to let everything fall apart. At this tragic moment in history, the Democrats…...

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Biden Nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court

February 25, 2022 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. We are thrilled with her nomination to be the next Supreme Court Justice. This nomination comes at a crucial time in our history as increasingly brazen politicians across the country—and, sadly, now on the Supreme Court—are pushing policies that threaten the…...

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Senate Appropriations Committee Releases State Department/Foreign Operations Bill

October 18, 2021 | Press Releases

The State Department/Foreign Operations Appropriations bill released by Subcommittee Chairman Chris Coons today is a welcome step forward to promoting health, empowerment, and rights for people everywhere. By including Global HER Act language to prevent a future president from unilaterally imposing the disgraceful Global Gag Rule, just as the House-passed…...

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Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

April 23, 2021 | Press Releases

On Tuesday, April 20th, Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. The guilty verdicts in the Chauvin case reflect a small measure of accountability, but they don’t change the fact that a Black man was murdered in cold blood. Nothing will change unless and until white people are willing…...

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We Stand With the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

March 18, 2021 | Press Releases

We are horrified by and furious about the racist, misogynistic violence in Georgia this week and by the increasing attacks on Asian people across our country. This has been tolerated for too long and by too many, especially those in positions of authority. We grieve with the families of the…...

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Global HER Act Reintroduced in House and Senate

January 28, 2021 | Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 28, 2021 We’re pleased that Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Barbara Lee, Ami Bera, and Jan Schakowsky introduced the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act today.  President Biden’s order lifting the Global Gag Rule is a crucial first step toward undoing the harm of that policy. But Congress must act…...

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