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National Poll Shows Tide Is Turning on 43 Years of Restricting Abortion Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2019 Contact: Alexa Garcia-Ditta, alexa@conwaystrategic.com, 512.861.8079 The majority of voters nationally support Medicaid coverage for abortion Washington, D.C. – Forty three years after Congress first passed the Hyde Amendment, which bans Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion, new polling released today from Hart Research Associates shows that two-thirds (62%) of […]

New polling shows that a significant majority of the American electorate supports Medicaid coverage of abortion services; support in battleground congressional districts is even stronger.

This memo summarizes key findings from an online survey among 1,413 registered voters nationwide and 407 registered voters from 44 battleground congressional districts in 24 states.1 The nationwide sample includes oversamples of African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Asian voters, as well as voters under age 35 (weighted to their proper proportion in the total sample). The […]

Statement from Destiny Lopez Regarding The Pro-Choice Caucus Press Conference

“We are thrilled that the reproductive health, rights, and justice champions in the U.S. House have boldly reinforced their commitment to lifting discriminatory abortion coverage bans like the Hyde Amendment that disproportionately harm the lives of low-income people and women of color. All* Above All looks forward to working with U.S. Representative Barbara Lee and […]

Statement from Destiny Lopez on DC Council’s overturning of Initiative 77

Following a vote by a majority of the DC Council to overturn Initiative 77, Destiny Lopez, co-director, All* Above All issued the following statement: “Tipped workers are mostly women and people of color, and for too long have endured both poverty wages and the abuse of managers and customers alike. Fair wages, decent working conditions, […]

September 30 Marks 42 Years of Restricting Abortion Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dilara Yilmaz, dilara@conwaystrategic.com, 917-783-3973 Washington, D.C. – Sunday marks the 42nd year since the passage of the Hyde Amendment, which since 1976 has banned Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion care. Coverage bans create an often insurmountable barrier to abortion for those across the country already struggling to get affordable health […]

Black Activists Arrested at Kavanaugh Protest to Appear in D.C. Superior Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 Contact: Alexa Garcia-Ditta, alexa@conwaystrategic.com, 713-301-6780 Washington, D.C.  – On August 23, police arrested two Black reproductive justice activists who were part of a larger protest at the Senate to urge senators to oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Today the women appeared before the Washington D.C. Superior […]

All* Above All’s Destiny Lopez Responds to Efforts to Repeal Initiative 77

Statement from Destiny Lopez, Co-Director, All* Above All on the DC City Council ‘s introduction of a bill to repeal Initiative 77 – which would raise the wage for tipped workers from $3.89/hr to $15/hr PLUS TIPS by 2025. “The people of DC have spoken, voting for one fair wage for DC workers. Yet Congress […]

D.C. Abortion Coverage Ban is Harmful and Unjust

For the first time in 10 years, anti-abortion Senators included the rider that prohibits D.C. from using local funds to cover abortion in the Medicaid insurance program. This ban creates an often insurmountable barrier to abortion for those struggling to make ends meet.  Below please find a statement from Destiny Lopez, Co-Director, All* Above All. Destiny […]

DC Voters Raise Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2018, 10:00 pm EST Contact: Chrissy Faessen c: 703.828.7769/chrissy@conwaystrategic.com DC Voters Raise Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers Measure will bring economic relief to low-income people in the District, especially women and people of color WASHINGTON – DC residents today voted in favor of Initiative 77, a measure to increase the minimum […]

Abortion Restriction & CSR Payments

As the negotiations on the CSR legislation continue, adding a restriction on abortion coverage similar to the Hyde Amendment has become a sticking point. The current law is harmful for those enrolled in Medicaid, and, despite claims from anti-abortion lawmakers that the restriction would just continue current law, adding this abortion coverage restriction for CSR […]