Neglected Epidemic of Missing BIPOC Women and Girls, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, Second Session, March 3, 2022   [open pdf - 196KB]

This is the March 3, 2022 hearing on "Neglected Epidemic of Missing BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, and people of color] Women and Girls" held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Jamie Raskin: "Again, I want to thank Representative Kelly for her leadership, and I want to thank Representatives Pressley and Ocasio-Cortez also for joining in this critical work of combating intimate partner violence and advocating for missing women and children throughout the country. This is a crisis that is hiding in plain sight, and I hope the hearing will help us to shine a light on the shocking plague of missing and murdered women and girls in communities of color across the country. In 2020, 100,000 of the quarter million women and girls who went missing in the U.S. were black, brown, or indigenous. Black women and girls make up just 13 percent of the female population in the country but accounted for fully 35 percent of all missing women in 2020. This crisis is dire in indigenous communities. In South Dakota, 2 of 3 missing persons are Native American despite only 1 of 10 South Dakotans being Native American. In Montana, Native Americans account for 1 of every 4 missing persons despite only 1 of 20 Montanans being Native American. These numbers don't even reflect the full extent of the epidemic. According to the GAO [U.S. Government Accountability Office], the total number of missing and murdered indigenous women is still unknown." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Pamela Foster, Angel Charley, Patrice Onwuka, John E. Bischoff, Shawn Wilkinson, and Natalie Wilson.

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