Ensuring the Voices of Women of Color Are Heard
Intersections of Our Lives is a Reproductive Justice collaborative of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda (In Our Own Voice), and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), three women-of-color led national Reproductive Justice organizations with both federal and statewide presence.
Women of Color Are Powerful Voting Bloc and Want to See Action on Their Priorities
Intersections of Our Lives released new polling data that demonstrates the growing power of Black, Latina, Asian American and Pacific Islander women voters. This new research follows the 2018 midterm election where women of color voted at historic levels.
The poll demonstrates that women of color voters overwhelmingly concerned about the state of the country (75 percent) and believe that the stakes were to high not to vote in the 2018 election (88 percent). Importantly, a majority of women of color are paying close attention to the actions of their elected officials and want to see progress made on the issues they care about – including access to clean water, access to affordable health care and ending racial discrimination.
63 million women of color live in the US today. Over the next four decades that number is set to almost double.
20 million immigrant women and girls currently live in the U.S.
Women of color represent 22 percent of the U.S. labor force.
Women of color are more likely to have unintended pregnancies and are more likely to live in poverty, and thus less likely to be able to afford abortion care (or other health care) out of pocket.