We Advocate

Wichita Birth Justice Society is committed to advocating for birth equity at the metropolitan, state and regional and national level. We continually work to raise awareness of the crisis from the grassroots level and seek to mobilize our most impacted neighborhoods in fighting for change.

Current Advocacy Work

Kansas Senate Bill 42, a bill concerning the investigation of maternal mortality had a hearing in the Public Health and Welfare Committee in January of 2022. The bill would save lives of moms by adding additional accountability and performance measures surrounding maternal deaths in Kansas. We urge members of the public to contact the committee members. To take action, click here.

Past Advocacy Work

On March 3th 2020, we led the first annual Day of Action for Black Parents and Babies, a state wide day of collective action to end the high rates of Black parents and babies in Kansas dying around the time of childbirth. A citywide Day of Recognition was declared by Mayor Brandon Whipple in Wichita, Kansas on March 3rd, 2020. Kansans from all around the state joined us in contacting elected representatives in support of SB42/HB2108 and in raising awareness of the crisis.

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