While we welcome the holiday marking the end of slavery, we also rededicate ourselves to the struggle to address, name, and end White supremacy. Right now, Congress has an opportunity (and duty) to listen to and center the needs of Black communities, which endured disproportionate loss and damage from the pandemic.
Many of us celebrated when the American Rescue Plan Act included federal supplements to unemployment benefits. The extra $300 a week offers a lifeline to countless working families. However, most Republican governors are making the alarming decision to turn down the help. What the heck is going on?
Mother’s Day provides a bittersweet moment for caregivers and their communities. How do we salute the women who make it all possible? Flowers? Kitchen gadgets? Burnt toast in bed? After this catastrophic year, that seems like pretty weak tea. How about a package of transformative change instead?