Today is the 298th birthday of George Washington, the first of the United States of America. On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. “As the first of every thing, in…
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.
Although the subject of Black female activists fighting for voting rights has been rehashed in the media in the 2020 Presidential Election and the US Senate runoffs in Georgia. It was clear that Black female voting rights activists were pivotal in affecting the change to a new administration. In January, coinciding with the runoffs, Time reprinted a November article illuminating the chronicle of Black women activists that started out fighting for the women’s vote, a story that begins long before the recent historic efforts in Georgia. It is this overlooked history of dedication to progressing forward that today’s Black female organizers fighting for the vote recognize, build upon, and respect. It was evident in November and January, that the under-recognized work by Black women activists, past and present, opens doors and impacts people of all races and genders and will be the key in the continued fight for voting equality.
Happy Presidents’ Day! #politics #government #presidentbiden See our original post at Facebook
Wednesday, February 24 at 7 pm Fighting White Supremacy: From Charlottesville to Capitol Hill Join a conversation between Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and State Representative Felicia Brabec, with opening remarks by Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney Eli Savit. This discussion will explore the path from Charlottesville to the Capitol; how this movement of violent…
The President of the United States has various tools that he can utilize to exercise the authority of the Executive Office. Learn about a few that the Biden Administration has implemented in the first two weeks in office.
🗣Good News! BREAKING: The Senate has confirmed Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary with a vote of 86-13, making him the first-ever openly LGBTQ person to be confirmed by the Senate to a Cabinet-level position. #government #goodtrouble #petebuttigieg #senate #United #unitedstates #politics #lgbtq🌈 #transportation #biden #cabinet See our original post at Facebook
Activism is an ongoing thing… #happybirthday #angeladavis #angeladavisquote #michigan #goodtrouble #government #equalityingov #equalityingovernment #politics See our original post at Facebook
This is an awesome start to getting kids excited about Civics. Now, for us adults… Reposted from @npr From talking about history to volunteering in your community, here's how to get your kids thinking about what it means to be a good citizen. Images: @neoncatdc LA Johnson/NPR #equalityingovernment #equality #government #voting #democracy #politics #civic #npr…