The United States Postal Service

It is urgent that Congress and the White House fully fund the United States Postal Service in the next stimulus bill. Private companies won’t deliver to certain remote areas — and, right now, the Postal Service is delivering lifesaving medications and food, supporting voting by mail-in primary states and helping other services necessary for our nation to continue to operate.

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Disproportionate: Over half the Covid-19 cases and 60% of deaths are in black counties

Researchers at Amfar (Foundation for Aids Research) and Emory University led a study that included several other institutions to track disproportionately black counties, i.e., where black people constituted more than 13% of the population, in four southern states. Among their findings is that underlying health conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, are not the primary case of disparities.

Damaged Student Loan System Continues to Fail Borrowers

The student loan portfolio has swelled over $1.5 trillion. Student loan forgiveness turned into a broken promise many teachers faced when accepting low-paying positions and incurring a debt some feel they were encouraged to undertake. Educators within the last decade are unable to extricate themselves despite adhering to the regulations of the forgiveness program.