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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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Mandatory Delays & Counseling Laws

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.

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Insurance Bans on 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.

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Forced Parental Involvement in Abortion

Most states require some form of forced parental involvement before obtaining an abortion. This is a major barrier for young people who need reproductive healthcare.

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