The holiday comes at a perilous moment for the state. Although the virus is spreading more slowly in Georgia than in 40 other states, according to figures kept by The Associated Press, the number of infections is still rising rapidly and approaching the peak Georgia saw in late July. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Russia sees record number of virus deaths again
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Back then, there were also Arizona Democrats like Janet Napolitano who — on the issue of immigration — threw in with the right wing rather than get steamrolled by it. As U.S. Attorney for Arizona, Napolitano opportunistically cozied up to Maricopa Co. Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a controversial figure but one who enjoyed strong support from white conservatives in the state. When she was governor, Napolitano declared a “state of emergency” on the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that helped establish her credentials as a border hawk and set her up to be tapped in 2009 as Secretary of Homeland Security by President-elect Barack Obama. … [Read more...] about Here’s What’s Behind Trump’s Surprising Latino Support in Arizona
As public health officials insist COVID-19 will only worsen as winter and the holiday season looms, it’s vital to support health care workers who are already overwhelmed and understaffed. Several local organizations, like PPE 2 NYC, have been collecting PPE donations—such as masks, gowns, gloves, surgical masks—for hospitals and other organizations since the start of the pandemic. Other grassroots organizations, like GetUSPPE, PPE Link, and Donate PPE, have also dedicated themselves to closing the supply gap, using social media to secure and distribute overlooked supplies across the United States. … [Read more...] about Social Justice Charities Worth Donating to in the Dumpsterfire Year of 2020
LBGTQ+ The Trevor Project is a charity dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youths nationwide, running a 24/7 hotline for young people in need. The charity got its name from director Peggy Rajski’s 1994 film, Trevor, about a gay teenager who attempts to take his own life. After Rajski learned that no infrastructure was in place to help the real-life version of teens like Trevor, the project was born. … [Read more...] about 2020 Is Awful. These Charities Will Help Those in Need.
Her opposition appears to be propelling her campaign — and deepening the rift between Kim and Wiener — with nine weeks to go until the June 5 special election. West side voters tend to elect moderates, but they’ve found common ground with Kim, a progressive, on this issue. Moderates favor free-market housing solutions, whereas progressives lean toward higher amounts of affordable housing and extracting concessions from developers. … [Read more...] about Kim runs against Wiener housing bill in her race for mayor