We’ve mourned too many Black people killed at the hands of the police. As we keep Philando Castile’s loved ones close to our hearts today, we must also commit to ending police brutality and the systemic racism that pervades our criminal justice system at every level.
This is an epidemic within a pandemic—and we need to tackle the opioid crisis like the public health emergency it is. Congress should pass my CARE Act to give $100 billion directly to first responders and communities on the front lines of this crisis. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/07/01/coronavirus-drug-overdose/
No one should have to choose between collecting a paycheck and protecting their health. These companies have failed to keep their employees safe from COVID-19. I support @The Culinary Union and Bartenders Union Local 165 in their fight to hold them accountable. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-nevada-lawsuit/unions-sue-three-nevada-casino-...
I stand with @SEIU Local 121RN and the nurses who are sounding the alarm during this pandemic, speaking out about understaffed hospitals and unsafe working conditions. We need to get essential workers the rights and protections they need—now. https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/nurses-in-riverside-calif-are-on-strike-alleging-unsaf...
Tomorrow I’ll be handing over my Instagram account to @Raquel Willis. She’s dedicated her life to fighting for LGBTQ+ equality and racial justice, and I can’t wait to hear more from her. I hope you’ll tune in!
"We are in tumultuous times. Native, Black and Hispanic communities have the highest rates of coronavirus per capita... We are in the same struggle to lift up our communities and demand the health care, education, and equity that all our children deserve." https://www.abqjournal.com/1470657/in-troubled-times-we-can-celebrate-cultures-of-nm.html
Assisted living facilities face a COVID-19 crisis. But unlike nursing homes, their cases often go unreported because they’re not subject to the same oversight. @Ed Markey and I are introducing legislation to require strict data collection and reporting. https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/covid-19-killed-7000-assisted-living-congressional-report/story?id=7...
“Crisis” isn’t a buzzword—it’s a directive. This is an emergency, and if the Trump administration doesn't get its act together, more Americans will die.
JUST IN: @Vaughn Hillyard reports on new coronavirus data in Arizona, including a 28.3% testing positivity rate over the past day. “Nearly 1 out of 3 individuals who were tested for COVID in the last 24 hours, their test came back positive. That is a stunning number.”
In the middle of an economic crisis, the Trump administration is trying to unravel the progress that was made to stabilize the mortgage market after the last recession. Adam Levitin and Susan Wachter remind us here and in their new book what's at stake.