Targeting Maternal Mortality
With Kentucky in a “maternal mortality crisis,” NewDEAL Leader Kentucky Representative Nima Kulkarni has joined a group of women legislators spearheading a legislative package that focuses on resources that address urgent challenges facing mothers and their children. More than 20 proposals tackle everything from increased Medicaid coverage to elimination of sales tax on feminine products. Rep. Kulkarni particularly highlighted the state’s high incarceration rate for women and the need to improve care for those who are incarcerated while pregnant. Read more on the Kentucky Maternal and Infant Health Project.
Want to hear more from Rep. Kulkarni? Check out the latest episode of An Honorable Profession to hear her perspective on President Biden’s recent immigration work, from her position as a lawmaker and immigration attorney.