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Our hearts are with the victim’s family and loved ones of the eight that were murdered in #Atlanta yesterday, as well as the greater #AAPI community. Hate crimes against Asians is at a high, but for no good reason. At a time when we should be coming together, we are honing in on our differences.…
Presidential Actions on Environment, Science, and Public Health. The following Executive Orders, Proclamations, and Memoranda represent a change in emphasis of the administrations and address the importance of issues that have been reversed or ignored over the last several years.
Shortly after his Inauguration, President Joe Biden signed a memorandum denouncing xenophobia and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, but the recent violence has caused communities to hunker down again during the normally celebratory time of Lunar New Year.
The increase in hate incidents is a particular concern in urban areas, especially in New York and California. However, activists are angered not only by the violence but by the lack of media attention the cases received. It is deemed unclear to police whether the spate of crimes are racially motivated, however, the similarity and volume of the attacks speak to an increased bias rather than a series of individual events.
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The BEST way to elect progressives is to invest in the grassroots organizing groups that are on the ground 24/7/365 doing the work to go beyond platitudes and instead are achieving public policy wins for normally marginalized people at the local, state and national levels.
They also help these people organize themselves so that they can advocate for their own priorities — a novel concept— which leads to them BEING and, importantly, FEELING empowered. This leads to increased trust in institutions and the political system, which in turn grows participation and voter turnout.
Reposted from @wcpublichealth Quarantine instructions for close contacts. PDF versions are available on our website in English (bit.ly/39FNUaQ) & Spanish (bit.ly/3gaQaYR). #WashtenawCounty #covid #covid_19 #isolation #quarantine #people #health #pausetosavelives #michigan See our original post at Facebook
by Janet Cannon, PEG Guest Contributor On December 2, The House Oversight Committee, chaired by State Rep. Matt Hall, saw fit to invite Rudy Giuliani to repeat his litany of unfounded accusations of election fraud. After a series of testimonies from many of the citizens who have submitted the affidavits supposed to prove this fraud,…
The 2020 Census has been a political tug-of-war, with the Trump administration seeking to restrict its ability to include undocumented immigrants and marginalized communities in general. Check out this “deep dive” into the story, and the importance, of the census.
This Thanksgiving, PEG is featuring a guest contribution from Patricia Anderson, a member of Temple Beth Emeth that acknowledges and honors indigenous peoples in Michigan. We say the words, “We acknowledge with respect,” but are we who live here now truly being respectful of the gifts and losses of the people who shared their lands with us? It was suggested that perhaps, as a small gesture of respect, of thanks beyond the words of acknowledgment, some of us may wish to make a contribution to local organizations that support Native American communities in Michigan with food and other resources.