Black mothers are 5Xs more likely to die than white mothers in New Jersey, which is ranked 45th in the nation for overall maternal health.
Assemblywoman Sumter has championed legislation addressing Black Maternal & Infant mortality in the state. In 2020, Governor Murphy signed her voting rights legislation into law that will restore voting rights for more than 80,000 individuals who are currently on probation or parole.
Mental Health Care
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 200+ crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress