NewsReintroducing The Protect Black Women And Girls Act

Reintroducing The Protect Black Women And Girls Act

The legislation will be used to ‘promote community-based methods for mitigating and addressing harm’ on Black women and girls.

A group of bipartisan lawmakers are working to put a bill back in motion that explores the experiences of Black women and girls in America, The Hill reports. 

The legislation will also be used to “promote community-based methods for mitigating and addressing harm and ensuring accountability, and to study societal effects on Black women and girls, and for other purposes.” 

In a statement, Kelly said addressing the disparities faced by Black women and girls in this country isn’t enough. More needs to be done. “Simply acknowledging our country’s history of targeted discrimination, harassment and violence against Black women and girls will not correct years of systemic racism and sexism,” Kelly said. 

“We must leverage the full weight of the federal government to seek justice for Black women and girls who deserve an equal opportunity for a full, happy, healthy life.”

If the bill passes, the task force will provide recommendations to Congress, the president and every state government on different incentives that can be implemented to improve outcomes. 

Other lawmakers showed support of the movement like Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) She tweeted about the importance of providing Black women and girls equal opportunities. “Black women have played a key role in ensuring liberty, equality, and opportunity for all,” Moore wrote. 

“I’m proud to support the Protect Black Women and Girls Act to ensure Black women and girls have equal opportunities to get ahead and succeed.”

Black women have played a key role in ensuring liberty, equality, and opportunity for all. I’m proud to support the Protect Black Women and Girls Act to ensure Black women and girls have equal opportunities to get ahead and succeed. https://t.co/zVABN3uJDg— Rep. Gwen Moore (@RepGwenMoore) February 14, 2024

Lastly, the bill will receive backup support from data. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will conduct a study and collect data on the effects of specific economic, health, criminal justice and social service factors on Black women and girls.

Source: Black Enterprise

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