Actions for Everyone
This nation can stand real heavy on your shoulders sometimes. I feel like I don’t have enough words left to express the sadness of losing more black and brown people by the hands of the ones that are supposed to protect us. Rest In peace and power, you lovely souls. I can only hope and dream of a better future for others like us/you.
Shame – Jonathan Mattingly; one of the policemen that shot and killed Breonna Taylor in Kentucky just landed a book deal. It’s disgusting and tragic. He is trying to benefit from the death of an innocent black woman. He is trying to publish his side of the story. This is shameful. It’s shameful for the whole situation to be actually happening and it’s shameful that a publishing company is giving this man a book deal.
What can we do? Email the publishing company Simon & Schuster.I. ’m sure they will like to hear your thoughts.
This is their corporate email: Corporate.Communications@simonandschuster.com
COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act – In an overwhelming bipartisan move, the Senate has voted in favor of moving forward with the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. According to U.S. News, “the bill would require Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a Department of Justice official to expedite a review of reported hate crimes during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill would also direct Garland to provide guidance for state and local law enforcement agencies for establishing online reporting, “culturally appropriate” public education campaigns and data collection.” Only 6 senators voted against the measure, all republicans.
These are the senators that voted against the bill:
We should start calling the Senate to voice our support of this bill being passed and if your live in Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Kentucky or Alabama; ask your senators why they voted against this bill.
This is the number to call: Senate Switchboard (202)-224-3121
Changes to the Supreme Court – Congress introduced a bill this week that proposes changes to the Supreme Court adding 4 new justices. This bill could help control the damage done by the four years of a Trump administration where three conservative Justices were appointed to the court. This bill was just introduced and it will probably be a long time till it is ready for a final vote but we must keep an eye on this important and transformative legislation. You can read more about it here.