Black Maternal Health Week was founded by the phenomenal Black Mamas Matter Alliance to bring attention to the alarming rise of Black maternal mortality in the U.S. and to deepen the national conversation about the adverse outcomes and persistent disparities related to Black maternal health.
The voices, lived experiences, and wisdom of those closest to the problem are centered on amplifying the policy, research, and conscientious solutions channeled in Black communities to intentionally and effectively address this global crisis.
Ultimately, Black Maternal Health Week will further inform policymakers and community leaders on policy solutions that strengthen their resolve and validate the crucial importance and necessity of Black
leadership in this pressing work.
Rep. Porter and Rep. McGee are championing Senate Bill 986, an act protecting maternal health, as a priority bill this year.
You can watch my remarks here.
Fox 61 and the CT Mirror both covered the story.