Members of the National Council of Negro Women from across the state gathered at the Georgia Capital to meet with Governor Brian Kemp and discuss legislative bills.
Collegiate students and members of the organization, Mykalah Riley, Persephone White and Ashley Young commended the Georgia Senate for efforts making financial literacy courses accessible for Georgia students in Senate Bill 220.
But, the three voiced that they want the bill amended.
The measure requires a mandatory financial literacy course for 11th and 12th graders but Riley, White and Young want it extended from first to eighth grade.
NCNW's Debbie Hillman rallied the hundreds of members gathered inside the Coverdell Legislative Office Building about the importance of fighting for gender equity. At issue is the four percent sales tax on menstrual products in Georgia. NCNW is joining with other organizations calling for the tax to be removed.
"We live in a state right now where a sanitary napkin, a tampon is a luxury item," Hillman said, adding that NCNW is here "to raise awareness, reveal advocacy options and get ready to act."
The 88-year-old organization stands on it's mission to empower Black women and inflict positive change at the governmental, civil, economic and academic levels.