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May 9, 2022

Black Women Leaders & Allies to Descend Upon Supreme Court for a Day of Action Urging Congress to Protect Reproductive Rights and Pass Federal Voting Rights Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 25th the NCBCP Black Women’s Roundtable and the National Council for Negro Women (NCNW) will partner with over 30 national civil rights, reproductive rights and social justice organizations to host a Black Women Leaders & Allies Call to Action on Voting Rights & Reproductive Justice, to push for the passage of Federal Voting Rights Legislation and to make an urgent call for Congress to protect reproductive rights for women that are under attack.

The Day of Action will begin with a “Speak Out and Silent Protest” on the steps of The United States Supreme Court. The event will run from 9:30 am – 11:30 am ET and will be livestreamed on; #RolandMartinUnfiltered; www.Facebook/ncnw633, and Act.TV.

In addition, partner organizations will participate in a National Call-In Day on Wednesday, May 25th from 9:00 am ET to 5:00 pm ET and will direct their members and allies to make calls to their U. S. Senators advocating for them to pass federal voting rights reform and protect women’s reproductive rights. Supporters can learn more and take action at

Please use this link to sign up for press credentials for the in-person press conference and event.

WHO: The following national partners and elected leaders will speak at the Call to Action:

  • Melanie L. Campbell, President & CEO, NCBCP, and Convener, Black Women’s Roundtable
  • Janice Mathis, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women
  • Latosha Brown, Co-Founder, Black Voters Matter
  • Maya Wiley, President & CEO, The Leadership Conference
  • Fatima Goss Graves, National President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center Action Fund
  • Virginia Solomon, CEO, League of Women Voters USA
  • Monica Simpson, Executive Director, Sister Song
  • Cassandra Welchlin, Convener, Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable, MSCBCP
  • Jocelyn Frye, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Jotaka Eaddy, Convenor, #WinWithBlackWomen
  • Letetia Jackson, Convener, South Alabama Black Women’s Roundtable
  • Sheila Katz, CEO, National Council of Jewish Women
  • Karen Finney, Board Member, NARAL
  • Danielle Melfi, Executive Director, Building Back Together
  • Marcella Howell, President & CEO, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda
  • Glynda Carr, Founder & President, Higher Heights for America
  • Jordan Brooks, Executive Director, United State of Women
  • Rev. Leslie Watson Wilson, National Director, African American Ministers In Action/VASHTI Women of Faith
  • Yvette National Urban League
  • Deborah Scott, GA Standup
  • Partial listing as of 5/23/22

National partners include: Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Emily's List, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, NAACP, National Action Network, National Urban League, Black Voters Matter, Moms Rising, Building Back Together, Win With Black Women, Power Rising, League of Women Voters, Georgia Stand Up, The People’s Agenda, Sister Song, National Women's Law Center, National Organization for Women, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Council of Jewish Women, Advancement Project, voice, Black Youth Vote, United State of Women, The Links Incorporated, The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Black Women’s Agenda, ERA Coaltion, National Council of Negro Women, Values Parntership, AFL-CIO, D4Women in Action, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority inc., Jack and Jill of America, Higher Heights of America, National Partnership for Women and Families, National Cares Mentoring Movement, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, African American Ministers In Action/VASHTI Women of Faith

WHAT: Speakout, silent protest and “call to action” 
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25th, from 9:30am - 11:30 am, EST
WHERE: Steps of The U. S. Supreme Court of The United States 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543 


The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) is one of the most active civil rights and social justice organizations in the nation “dedicated to increasing civic engagement, economic and voter empowerment in Black America.” The Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) is the women and girls’ empowerment and power building arm of the NCBCP. At the forefront of championing just and equitable public policy on behalf of Black women, BWR promotes their health and wellness, economic security & prosperity, education and global empowerment as key elements for success.

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