News & Updates

September 5, 2021

Statement on the Passage of Senate Bill 8

On May 19, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill (SB) 8 into law. SB 8 bans abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy. Although SB 8 law violates the ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), which protects “the right of the woman to choose to have an abortion before viability and to obtain it without undue interference from the state,” on September 1, the law took effect after the Supreme Court refused to block its implementation. READ THE FULL STATEMENT.

March 25, 2021

Statement on the Recent Acts of Terror in Atlanta and Boulder

Young Women for US continues to mourn the eight lives lost in the act of terror and hate carried out in Atlanta, Georgia on March 16th and the ten lives lost in the act of terror carried out in Boulder, Colorado on March 22nd. READ THE FULL STATEMENT.

January 7, 2021

Statement on the January 6 Political Insurrection

Yesterday, armed Trump supporters attacked the Capitol and disrupted the certification of the presidential election results. This was an act of terrorism and an assault on our democracy. READ THE FULL STATEMENT.

December 8, 2020

Young Women for US Launch

In 43 days, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office. As a grassroots movement, we worked hard to make that dream a reality, but there is still so much work to be done. To continue fighting for change across the country, Young Women for Biden is excited to be starting a new chapter as Young Women for US!