Women

Women's March co-chairs step down in wake of anti-Semitism allegations

Women's March co-chairs
March Organizers Bob Bland, Tamika D. Mallory, Linda Sarsour, and Carmen Perez-Jordan speak on stage during the Women's March on January 19, 2019.

Women's March co-chairs Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour are stepping down as the organization looks to rebound from controversies surrounding its management, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Ahead of the 2020 election, the Women's March is looking to distance itself from allegations of anti-Semitism and financial mismanagement within its leadership that members say have drowned out the group's political message.

Black women are more likely to die from a pregnancy

Data: CDC; Chart: Axios Visuals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report yesterday showing that black and American Indian women are much more likely than white, Asian and Hispanic women to die pregnancy-related deaths.

The big picture: The trend held in states with the lowest maternal mortality rates and among women with higher levels of education, "demonstrating that the disparity in pregnancy-related mortality for black and [American Indian] women is a complex national problem," the CDC writes.