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Congresswomen Launch First Ever Caucus on Black Women and Girls

“From barriers in education, to a gender-based pay gap that widens with race, to disparities in both diagnoses and outcomes for many diseases, our society forces Black women to clear many hurdles faced by no other group, and asks them to do it with little assistance,” said Congresswoman Watson Coleman. “Black women deserve a voice in a policy making process that frequently minimizes, or altogether ignores the systemic challenges they face. This caucus will speak up for them.”

There are currently over 430 registered congressional caucuses and Member organizations, but until yesterday, not one focused on the needs of Black women and girls. The Congresswomen intend for the newly created Caucus on Black Women and Girls to provide a forum for these voices to be heard on national policy issues.

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