189 organizations tell Congress to divest from law enforcement and invest in Black and brown communities.
On August 4, 2020, URGE joined with 188 other local, state, and federal organizations in a letter calling on our federal leaders to support the efforts and leadership of Black women and other Reproductive Justice and racial justice leaders by investing our tax dollars in institutions and structures that
Access to comprehensive reproductive health care is critical for young people, especially during a public health emergency. Young people encounter persistent barriers to accessing the care and information they need to make decisions about pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and their sexual health.
62 organizations and 771 young people call on Congress to pass further COVID-19 relief for young people immediately. Despite the important provisions and emergency funding included in the CARES Act, this legislation still falls short of what is needed to respond to this historic national crisis.
URGE and 65 Organizations Tell Congressional Leaders to Tackle Economic and Health Disparities in COVID-19 Legislation
During the COVID-19 health crisis, it is vital that we center communities who, historically, face the greatest health and economic disparities. URGE and 65 organizations have sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking that any current and future federal legislation, including any stimulus packages, center young people, queer, trans, and
Download this new report from URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity: “The Young People’s Election: Casting Votes. Building Power. As the dust settles on the 2018 midterm elections, there’s no question that young people had an impact. One-third (31%) of young people (18-29) turned out to vote in the 2018
Supporters of religious refusal laws claim they are about protecting religious freedom, but they result in keeping people from the healthcare they need.
Mandatory delays and biased counseling laws are not aimed at helping people make the best decision about abortion, they are meant to keep people from accessing abortion.
Many states ban certain types of insurance plans from covering abortion. Many don’t realize they don’t have coverage until it’s too late.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every facet of society, unveiling how current systems have and continue to fail communities in Ohio and across the country. Ohio’s elected officials like Governor Mike DeWine, Lieutenant Governor John Husted, Attorney General David Yost, and the Director of the Ohio Department of Health
Current requirements for sex education in Alabama are sex negative, homophobic, medically inaccurate, culturally incompetent, ineffective, and do not provide the kind of information young people want and need to live happy and healthy sexual lives.
The sexual health programming in Ohio’s public schools is not mandated to be medically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally competent, and is not prohibited from promoting religion or biased information.
Young people and historically marginalized communities have called for bold democracy reform and an expansion of voting rights in Ohio and across the country. In order to protect the integrity of elections and ensure broad civic participation by young people, rural communities, people with low-incomes, and Black, Native, Latinx, and
Young people deserve sex ed that is gender inclusive, trauma-informed, free of stigma, and allows for conversations surrounding pleasure.
On the November 6, 2018 ballot, Alabamians will vote on Amendment 2, an anti-abortion constitutional amendment proposed by the state legislature. This amendment would enshrine a “right to life” in the Alabama state constitution.
Fake health centers deceive people into thinking they are getting comprehensive healthcare, including abortion services. In reality, these centers only give biased and medically inaccurate information to coerce, judge, and shame young people seeking abortion services.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (created in 2012) grants two-year protection from deportation to undocumented young people who were brought to the US as children and allows them to apply for a work permit. The program was rescinded in September 2017 by President Trump.