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136 organizations in support of reproductive health, rights, and justice strongly oppose the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

In addition to being an illegitimate process, Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s addition to the Supreme Court would be a threat to our reproductive health and rights. These are not hypothetical threats. With 17 abortion-related cases one step away from the Supreme Court as well as Supreme Court oral arguments in

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Young People’s Lives at Risk: 83 Organizations Oppose Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to SCOTUS

83 organizations call on those in power to put young people first and reject the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. Young people already face extreme barriers to accessing abortion care, from unnecessary abortion restrictions like forced parental involvement and waiting periods, to

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URGE calls on Colleges and Universities to Close Campuses in Wake of COVID-19 Concerns

Many local, state, and federal government responses to COVID-19 have utterly failed to keep the majority of people in the country safe from the virus. Spearheaded by URGE, 329 individuals and nearly 30 local, state, and national organizations write to demand that colleges and universities immediately close all on-campus classes,

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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

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Youth Reproductive Rights & the COVID-19 Response

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.

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Congressional Asks to Support Young People During COVID-19

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.

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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

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REPORT: URGE Organizers Contribute to “Youth Wave” in 2018 Midterms

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

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Religious Refusal Laws

Supporters of religious refusal laws claim they are about protecting religious freedom, but they result in keeping people from the healthcare they need.

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Fact Sheet: Defunding the Police

We cannot progress as a nation until we defund the police and prison industrial complex. Police, prisons, and punitive judicial and penal systems are deeply intertwined and function together to devastate Black communities and other communities of color. This is why Black community members and Black-led organizations have spent years

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UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 IN OHIO

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

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The State of Sex Education in Alabama 2020

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.

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The State of Sexual Health Education in Ohio 2020

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.

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Voting Rights in Ohio

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

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Young People & Comprehensive Sex Ed Messaging Guide

Young people deserve sex ed that is gender inclusive, trauma-informed, free of stigma, and allows for conversations surrounding pleasure.

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Alabama Amendment 2

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.

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Fake Health Centers (aka “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”)

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.

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