Top # 5 Shares from last week: June 26, 2020
This week we continue the urgent mobilization for black lives. It has been more than 100 days since Breona Taylor was killed by members of the Louisville Police Department and none of those responsible have been arrested or charged with her death. Scroll down to seek justice for Breonna, and share the action with everyone you know.
We are also talking about the need for counselors, not cops, in schools. The data is clear: The presence of school-based mental health providers not only improves student outcomes, but also improves overall school safety.
Keep scrolling down for timely action around healthcare, child care and expanding unemployment insurance as well.
Thank you for everything you do, and continue to take good care of yourself and your loved ones.
We are strong together!
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BACKGROUND: It has been more than 100 days since Breona Taylor was shot and killed at her home by Louisville Police Department (LMPD) officers. The LMPD carried out an illegal drug attack on her home. No officer showed up before breaking through her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breona eight times, killing her. The police were in the CIRCULAR HOUSE, and the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier in the day. Breona was not a suspect, she had not committed a crime, and her death was meaningless and tragic. Only one of the three police officers responsible for Breona's death was fired from the Louisville Police Department, and none of the officers were arrested or charged with her death.
** ACTION: Join us to demand that the police officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder and that the vicious and inflammatory attacks on protesters, including President Trump's inflammatory attacks, stop immediately.
BACKGROUND: We ALL want schools to be safe, but we must also be aware that there is no evidence that increasing the number of police in schools actually improves school safety. Instead, we find that in the vast majority of cases, police officers do exactly what they are trained to do, which is detention, handcuffs and arrest. Our schools need more counselors, nurses, social workers and teachers who have the necessary training to effectively support students NO more cops. School counselors, nurses, social workers and psychologists are being trained to support children, and in schools where these professionals are able to provide services, we are seeing improved attendance rates, better academic performance and higher graduation rates. These same schools also observe lower rates of suspension, expulsion and other disciplinary incidents. The data for this are clear. The presence of school-based mental health providers not only improves student outcomes but also improves overall school safety. It is time NOW to confront students and end the regular presence of law enforcement agencies in schools.
BACKGROUND: We are hurt and need our elected leaders to redouble their efforts to expand unemployment insurance to those who are usually left out of the program (women, concert workers, the self-employed, etc.) and to make sure that the $ 600 increase in federal benefits is extended after the arbitrary cut on July 31 so that workers can be repaired during this difficult time. Much more needs to be done so that our families can survive and our economy begins to recover.
We know that unemployment insurance works and is an important lifeline for millions of people. We just need to make sure it's been there for all of us for as long as we need it!
BACKGROUND: Does your family have a health history? Personal experience is powerful and can make a HUGE difference in helping elected leaders understand how health policies affect families. Do you or a family member have:
- Did COVID-19 (coronavirus) have to be treated?
- Was there a "pre-existing condition" such as asthma, diabetes or high blood pressure (or even a clinical section)?
- Did you receive health insurance coverage through your marketing, medical or CHIP program in your country?
- Was there an illness or disability that required expensive prescription drugs or frequent medical visits, treatments, or surgeries?
- Experienced discriminatory behavior by a medical professional?
- Did you receive a surprise medical bill after receiving medical treatment?
BACKGROUND: Families across the country are already struggling to find and access childcare before the pandemic, but things will soon become more difficult if we do not act soon. The scale and extent of the impact of this public health crisis on the children's sector is deepening and growing, with families with young children, including infants and young children, struggling the most. Without significant investment, we are on track to lose as much as half of our parenting programs. The latest figures show that the children's industry has lost 326,000 workers since February last year – 31% of all jobs in the NATIONWIDE sector! The Child Care Act is essential to provide open providers of children (both family child care and care centers) by giving them access to a $ 50 billion Stabilization Fund for child care to cover costs such as salaries and rent, whether open or closed and the number of children enrolled. The grant also provides the necessary training and relief to pay family payments.
Thank you for everything you do and have a nice weekend.