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September 25, 2020 

Dear Friend,

As we continue to mourn the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we must channel our grief into action to protect her legacy -- especially her life’s work to strengthen women’s health.

This week, the House made progress on that goal by passing the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4995), which includes my bipartisan bill with fellow Hoosier, Rep. Larry Bucshon, to combat maternal mortality. Too many women across our country and our state are dying often preventable deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth. In fact, Indiana’s maternal death rate is one of the highest in the nation. This epidemic is especially deadly for Black and Brown women, which only adds to the dangerous racial divide in Americans’ health outcomes.

This legislation, The Excellence in Maternal Health Act (H.R. 4215) will improve our efforts nationwide to combat maternal mortality by working to improve maternal health access and quality, reduce health disparities and discrimination, and strengthen training for health care providers. I’m extremely pleased that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle supported the legislation. It shows that even in these divisive times, we can still come together for the common good.

Now that the House has passed the bill, I urge the Senate to also pass it as quickly as possible. The sooner it becomes law, the sooner we can help ensure more happy and healthy families in Indiana and across America. To learn more about the bill, please click here.

It has never been more important for us to advocate for women and their fundamental rights. That includes trailblazing women like Justice Ginsburg -- whose legacy we must protect, women who are still working to secure the health care they need to thrive, women like Breonna Taylor -- who deserve swift justice for the tragedies they suffered, and many other amazing women.

To all women out there -- please know that I will never stop fighting alongside you. 

 

Your Friend,

André

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