The Biden Agenda for Women

Joe Biden in Medium –

Joe Biden is going to build our country back better after this economic crisis and that includes ensuring we get closer to full inclusion of and equality for women. Women — particularly women of color — have never had a fair shot to get ahead in this country.

Today, too many women are struggling to make ends meet and support their families, and are worried about the economic future for their children. This was true before the COVID-19 crisis, but the current global health crisis has exacerbated these realities for women.

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Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Democrats, Healthcare, Joe Biden, Women

Facebook spends big on lobbying as key hearing nears

By  of Open Secrets from the Center for Responsive Politics – 

Plagued by criticisms of its moderating practices, a congressional antitrust probe and a recent executive order from President Donald Trump explicitly naming the company as a potential threat to free speech, Facebook spent $4.8 million on lobbying in the second quarter of 2020, following a record-breaking first quarter that saw the company spend over $5 million.

Facebook is on pace to spend more on lobbying in 2020 than it ever has in a single year. This follows two consecutive record-setting years for the company that saw it spend $12.6 million and $16.7 million on lobbying, respectively. The social media giant currently deploys 65 lobbyists.

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Posted in Controversial, Facebook, Lobbyists | Tagged

What’s happening in Washington?

Take a look at Lobbyist News from Radnor Reports:

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Posted in Controversial, Ken Feltman, Lobbyists, Radnor Reports

The American Mythology of Racial Progress

Americans Are Determined to Believe in Black Progress

Jennifer A. Richeson in The Atlantic –

For two days in early June, as America was erupting in sustained protests over the killing of a Black man, George Floyd, by police in Minneapolis, the most watched movie on Netflix was The Help. The 2011 film—which depicts Black servants working in affluent white households in 1960s Mississippi, and centers on a white female journalist—won acclaim in some quarters. But it has also been criticized as a sentimental and simplistic portrayal of racism—and redemption—amid the cruelties of Jim Crow.

To ask what was going on here—why people started watching The Help at a moment of deep racial trauma—is to risk tumbling down a rabbit hole.

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Posted in 2020 election, African-American, Constitutional law, Democracy, Demographics, Racism

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms sees ‘personal retaliation’ behind Georgia governor’s mask lawsuit

Rachel Janfaza of CNN –

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms believes “personal retaliation” is behind Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s lawsuit challenging her decision to require masks in her city in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I do believe it’s personal retaliation and he sued us personally,” Bottoms told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on “New Day” Friday morning. “He did not sue the city of Atlanta. He filed suit against myself and our city council personally.”

The ongoing feud between Bottoms, a Democrat, and Kemp, a Republican, reached new heights Thursday when Kemp challenged her mask requirement, saying it violates his emergency order prohibiting local action from being more prohibitive than the state’s requirements.

 

 

Posted in African-American, Coronavirus, Democrats, Republicans