Action Alert

Addressing Maternal Mortality

October 18, 2019

Nationally, African American mothers are 3-4 times more likely to die from pregnancy and birth-related complications than their white counterparts.

To combat the maternal mortality trend which is especially dire in the African American community, Senator Richard Durbin (IL) and Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL) have introduced the NAACP-supported H.R. 1897 / S. 916, the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMAs) Act.

For information about the problem, the bill, or how you can be an effective advocate, please review the attached Action Alert and take Fast Action!