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Release of PPP loan recipients reveals troubling patterns (nbcnews.com)

Trump and Kushner Companies are major beneficiaries of PPP loans.

Georgia hit with another voter lawsuit, and it's not from Trump (newsweek.com)

The lawsuit alleges that 198,000 voters had their registrations improperly canceled because it was believed they moved when they didn't.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: A Feminist Vision for Reproductive Health and Rights in a Biden Administration. After registering, you will recei... (us02web.zoom.us)

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: A Feminist Vision for Reproductive Health and Rights in a Biden Administration. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

2,596 Trades in One Term: Inside Senator Perdue’s Stock Portfolio (nytimes.com)

The Georgia Republican’s stock trades have far outpaced those of his Senate colleagues and have included a range of companies within his Senate committees’ oversight, an analysis shows.

Zoom With Oprah - December 3 (zoomwithoprah.com)

Zoom with Oprah Winfrey and Special Guests for Riveting, Healing, Hopeful Conversations About Voting! October 26th - November 2nd. RSVP here!

Austin mayor stressed residents 'need to stay home.' He was vacationing in Cabo at the time (statesman.com)

In early November, as health officials warned of a impending COVID-19 spike, Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted an outdoor wedding and reception with 20

Obama: Criminal justice reformers ‘lost a big audience’ with defund the police rhetoric (politico.com)

The former president is the latest prominent Democratic leader to express disapproval of the politically divisive phrase.

The Destructiveness of Trump's Equity Gag Order & What Biden Must Do Now (eventbrite.com)

Join AAPF for the next Under the Blacklight, focusing on the #TruthBeTold Campaign and the future of racial justice and gender equity work.

Georgia Lawsuit to Restore Voters to Rolls Ahead of Runoff (gregpalast.com)

Black Voters Matter Sues the State of Georgia for Violating the National Voter Registration Act and Purging 198,000 Citizens from the Voter Rolls

Get 2020 health coverage. Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov)

Official site of Affordable Care Act. Enroll now for 2020 coverage. See health coverage choices, ways to save today, how law affects you.

US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional amendment (apnews.com)

NEW YORK (AP) — National lawmakers are expected on Wednesday to introduce a joint resolution aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s...

Defund The Police (defundthepolice.org)

We call for a national defunding of police. We demand investment in our communities and the resources to ensure Black people not only survive, but thrive.

Protecting Undocumented Workers on the Pandemic’s Front Lines - Center for American Progress (americanprogress.org)

Millions of undocumented immigrants are on the front lines working to keep Americans safe, healthy, and supported during the coronavirus pandemic.

ACLU News & Commentary (aclu.org)

The latest in the fight for our civil liberties.

Defund Hate (defundhatenow.org)

People are dying at the hands of ICE and CBP. Join us in our fight to #DefundHate and demand that our tax dollars are invested in families and communities.

What We Mean When We Say Defund the Police - Rewire News Group (rewirenewsgroup.com)

As an abolitionist organizer working to end policing, incarceration, and surveillance, I know that “defund the police” is not just a slogan.

NYC Holiday Financial Solidarity Request Form for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated People and Their Families (docs.google.com)

This fund is to provide material to support those who are or have been incarcerated and their families, and who are in need of financial support during this time. The request is for $200. If you would like to receive less than that, please let us know, otherwise we will send $200. We ask that you apply only if you have been incarcerated or have family members who are currently or formerly incarcerated. We will be accepting requests through December 31, 2020. Requests will be fulfilled in the order they are received and as funds are received. We will work to fulfill all requests made before...

Opinion | I'm glad Elliot Page reminded trans people of the beauty of declaring our truth (nbcnews.com)

Too many people have attempted to declare our lives and bodies up for debate. But living as our authentic selves is welcome, valid and beautiful.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Defund Hate Town Hall. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. (us02web.zoom.us)

Join DefundHate on December 2 at 3 PM ET/Noon PST for a town hall conversation to discuss the impacts of the U.S. detention and deportation machine on Black immigrants in particular rising deportations, forced gynecological procedures, and ICE-police collaboration. We will be joined by leaders of several Black-led organizations. There will be a Q & A session after speakers have presented. We encourage you to submit your questions ahead of time. Looking forward to connecting with you at the town hall!

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation: A Conversation with Dr. Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor (youtube.com)

Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks with @Professor Wherry about her book "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation." What is institutioal racism and h...

Covid-19 Live Updates: U.K. Becomes First Country to Approve Pfizer Vaccine (nytimes.com)

The emergency authorization, before the U.S. and the E.U., paves the way for mass inoculations. As hospitalizations and infections surge across the U.S., California officials warn of severe shortages of beds and staff.

How Glynn Turman Played the Long Game (rollingstone.com)

The Emmy Award-winning actor talks ‘Fargo,’ ‘Ma Rainey,’ and his remarkable 60-year career on stage and screen

Ivanka Trump was deposed Tuesday in DC attorney general's inauguration lawsuit (cnn.com)

Ivanka Trump, the President's daughter and adviser, sat for a deposition Tuesday with investigators from the Washington, DC, attorney general's office as part of its lawsuit alleging the misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing.

We Are Essential - Center for American Progress (americanprogress.org)

Please join the Center for American Progress for a timely and forward-looking discussion on the important role of immigrants in building a dynamic and resilient economy for all and the urgent need for a path to permanent legal status.

Pompeo invites hundreds to indoor holiday parties after subordinates are warned against hosting ‘non-mission critical events’ (washingtonpost.com)

Health experts say festivities have all the makings of a superspreader event, with one calling plans “dangerous on so many levels.”

Trump admin has handed over new data to help reunite migrant families (nbcnews.com)

The ACLU's Lee Gelernt said he's often asked if the Trump admin has helped reunite families. He said that rather than help, the admin has withheld data.

Democrats would have won bigger if they'd knocked on more doors (greenwichtime.com)

When Democrats went to sleep on Nov. 2, they dreamed of a massive blue wave that would put an end to the Trump presidency, retake the Senate and put a dent into rigged gerrymandered maps by flipping state legislatures. Instead they narrowly avoided a total nightmare: While Joe Biden won the White House, Democrats fell short in elections up and down the ballot. So what happened? It wasn't a shortage of cash - candidates from the Senate down to local races were swimming in record amounts of money. And while the party's moderate and progressive factions have been trading blame in contentious...

Charged with 2 felonies for protesting, the Rev. Greg Drumwright is marching on (religionnews.com)

GRAHAM, N.C. (RNS) — Drumwright’s activism may have found his greatest impact close to home, in North Carolina’s Alamance County — a bastion of racialized policing.

A Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Explains Why This Time Is Different (newyorker.com)

The community organizer Opal Tometi discusses what it would mean to defund police departments, how the coronavirus pandemic has shaped the American response to the protests, and what’s next for the social-justice movement.

Opinion | Biden: ‘We’re Going to Fight Like Hell by Investing in America First’ (nytimes.com)

My talk with Joe Biden on his first few months, and his next four years.

What a Joe Biden Cabinet Pick Might Mean for Native Americans—and Democrats (politico.com)

Choosing Deb Haaland as Interior secretary would be historic. It could also bring a new community into the party fold.

Millions Face Bitter Winter If Congress Fails To Extend Relief Programs (npr.org)

A bipartisan group of Senators is proposing a nearly $908 billion compromise relief bill with millions of Americans about to fall off a cliff when benefits expire this month.

The Mafia Is Probably Going To Try To Get Their Hands On The COVID Vaccine (buzzfeednews.com)

Coronavirus vaccines will be "equivalent of liquid gold to organized crime networks," according to global police agency Interpol.

Obama suggests slogans like 'defund the police' are counterproductive (nbcnews.com)

One top Democrat said after the election that the movement likely cost some vulnerable House Democrats their seats.

"Justice for George" - WITNESS Media Lab (lab.witness.org)

These case studies explore the role of video capturing police abuse in the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd.

Court upholds North Carolina’s voter identification law (washingtonpost.com)

The state’s past discriminatory policies do not prevent the enacting of new election laws, court said.

Giuliani Is Said to Have Discussed a Pardon With Trump (nytimes.com)

Their talks occurred as the president’s lawyer continued to loudly promote baseless claims of widespread election fraud that cost Mr. Trump the election.

2021 Runoff Election Protection (actionnetwork.org)

Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta's Election Protection Program for the upcoming run-offs in Georgia! Our Election Protection Program seeks to ensure that all voters can exercise their right to vote through poll monitoring, a multi-language voting hotline, and interpretation services for voters. Poll monitors are assigned to a polling place which they will observe during their volunteer shift on Election Day. They talk to voters and help them resolve any voting issues they may encounter. Interpreters provide language assistance to limited English proficiency to ensure th...

Groundswell Blueprint (groundswellblueprint.org)

Groundswell’s 2020-2025 Blueprints are a bold plan to move $100M to social justice movements led by women of color and transgender and gender non-conforming people of color over the next six years.

Mark Kelly to be sworn in as US senator, flipping Arizona seat from red to blue (cnn.com)

Democrats will pick up a Senate seat on Wednesday when former astronaut Mark Kelly is sworn in as a US senator for Arizona after defeating Republican Sen. Martha McSally last month.

Black Lives Matter at School (haymarketbooks.org)

Black Lives Matter at School connects thousands of educators around the country who are fighting racial and economic inequality in schools.

Local Assistance for Health Insurance Application (localhelp.healthcare.gov)

Find local help to apply for health insurance. People and groups in the community offer free assistance both with the application process and with picking and enrolling in a plan.

What Joe Biden's Election Means For Abortion Rights (npr.org)

Groups opposed to abortion rights have celebrated many policy wins during the Trump administration. Now, reproductive rights advocates want President-elect Biden to reverse those actions.

It’s Time to Talk About Infertility — rePROs Fight Back (reprosfightback.com)

Infertility is estimated to impact 10 to 15 percent of couples in the United States, making it the most common disease of people between the ages of 20 and 45. Frankie Robertson, with the National Birth Equity Collaborative and the Amandla Group, takes time to talk to us about the intricacies of i

Hannah Black’s Year in Review (artforum.com)

ALL RIOTS EMIT A WORLD-HISTORICAL SHINE, but the George Floyd uprisings were extra radiant because they opened the doors of the world. The riots saved social life by proving that it was possible, with masks and moving air, to spend time together outdoors without getting sick. The riots reconstructed an outside of the home as they enacted an outside of capitalist social relations. Before the riots, even before the pandemic, it often felt as if life stopped just before the point where other people began.The opening of the outside was an accidental effect of the uprisings. Although the uprisings

Why colleges should consider developing inequality studies (opinion) (insidehighered.com)

Students, professors and administrators need a deeper understanding of how human disparities have developed, why they persist and how they evolve over time, write William A. Darity Jr., Malachi Hacohen and Adam Hollowell.

Four Hundred Souls: 9780593134047 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books (penguinrandomhouse.com)

A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history’s great epics: the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram...

Pasco’s Republican election chief calls voter fraud conspiracies 'baseless' and 'destructive' (tampabay.com)

‘History will not be kind to those who are cognizant of the truth and yet choose silence,’ Brian Corley, a Republican, said.

El Paso ICE detention facility COVID-19 outbreak is largest in the nation - El Paso Matters (elpasomatters.org)

An El Paso immigrant detention facility has the largest current detainee COVID-19 outbreak of any Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facility in the

We Are Essential: Immigrants and the Path to a Resilient Economy (youtube.com)

Across the United States, Americans are facing the continued harsh realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn. Among the people beari...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Everything, Including Abortion Care - Rewire News Group (rewirenewsgroup.com)

Providers discuss how their clinics have responded to the challenges of providing abortion care amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Defund Police (youtube.com)

Defund Police is a collaboration with Project Nia & Blue Seat Studios (https://www.blueseatstudios.com/). Find more information about alternatives to policin...

Wages for the top 1% skyrocketed 160% since 1979 while the share of wages for the bottom 90% shrunk: Time to remake wage pattern with economic policies that... (epi.org)

Newly available wage data tells a familiar story: In every period since 1979, wages for the bottom 90% were continuously redistributed upwards to the top 10% and frequently to the very highest 1.0% and 0.1%. For last year, 2019, the data show a continuation, with annual wages rising fastest for those in the top 10%…

Designer puppies, private jets and a Jamaican villa: Chicago rappers charged in Massachusetts with elaborate fraud scheme (chicagotribune.com)

Chicago drill rapper G Herbo, 25, has been named in a federal fraud case brought in Massachusetts alleging he, his music promoter and other members of his crew used stolen IDs to charge more than $1 milion worth of exotic services over a four-year period.

As mayor urged Austin to ‘stay home,’ he was vacationing in Mexico following daughter’s wedding (kvue.com)

In November, Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted his daughter's wedding and vacationed with a group of people in Mexico.

This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old. It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises. (nytimes.com)

A mochi seller in Kyoto, and many of Japan’s other centuries-old businesses, have endured by putting tradition and stability over profit and growth.

‘Your skin is so dark’: WCVB producer shares the challenges of being a Black TV reporter in New England - The Boston Globe (bostonglobe.com)

Nneka Nwosu Faison, executive producer of “Chronicle” on WCVB-TV, talks about the challenges she faced as a Black TV reporter in New England.

Opinion: A Black Woman Must Fill Kamala Harris’s Senate Seat (marieclaire.com)

It's not only the best choice for the state, but necessary for the nation.

BLK MKT Vintage (blkmktvintage.com)

BLK MKT Vintage is a collection comprised of black collectibles, cast-off's and curiosities, representing the richness of black history and lived experience.

100 Outstanding Podcasts From 2020 (bellocollective.com)

Our favorite podcasts of the year, as chosen by the Bello Collective and friends

Free Virtual Screening of Coded Bias (action.consumerreports.org)

Register for a free virtual screening of Coded Bias, a trailblazing film about biases within technology.

US Policy toward Iran: Escalation vs. DiplomacyArab Center Washington DC (arabcenterdc.org)

US Policy toward Iran: Escalation vs. Diplomacy When: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 AM ET Where: Via Zoom Webinar (Link will be provided after registering) Speakers Daniel Brumberg Director and Professor, Democracy and Governance Program, Georgetown University Nonresident Senior Fellow, Arab Center Washington DC Holly Dagres Nonresident Fellow and IranSource Editor, Atlantic Council […]

Opinion | Our Democracy’s Near-Death Experience (nytimes.com)

Now is no time for complacency. The next Congress must shore up our institutions.

Live updates: Britain first country to grant emergency approval to Pfizer vaccine; U.S. hospitalizations near 100,000 (washingtonpost.com)

More than 13.7 million coronavirus cases and 269,000 fatalities have been reported in the United States since February.

“The Dead Are Arising”: New Biography on Malcolm X’s Childhood, Killing & Secret Meeting with KKK (democracynow.org)

We speak with the co-author of a major new biography of Malcolm X, “The Dead Are Arising,” which recently won the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction and offers a sweeping account of Malcolm X’s life by weaving together hundreds of interviews with Malcolm X’s family, friends, colleagues and enemies. The book is based on decades of research by Les Payne, who died in 2018, and finished by his daughter, Tamara Payne. “The reason why he admired Malcolm is because Malcolm was dealing with the conditions that Black people are facing even internally and how we viewed ourselves in this situatio...

Rumor Control | CISA (cisa.gov)

Mis- and disinformation can undermine public confidence in the electoral process, as well as in our democracy.  Elections are administered by state and local officials who implement numerous safeguards to protect the security of your vote pursuant to various state and federal laws and processes. This resource is designed to debunk common misinformation and disinformation narratives and themes that relate broadly to the security of election infrastructure and related processes.

The government’s failure to provide economic relief is killing people (vox.com)

The lack of funding from Congress is making the pandemic worse.

Where Can I Get an Abortion? | U.S. Abortion Clinic Locator (AbortionFinder.org)

Quickly search the largest directory of trusted abortion providers in the U.S. Updated weekly.

Did Lori Lightfoot bet on Chicago teachers strike? Email lays out Scotch-and-cigars wager, but mayor and top aide deny bet. (chicagotribune.com)

Two days before the Chicago Teachers Union officially went on strike in 2019, one of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s top aides sent her a note about what he called “The Bet.” In the email, Lightfoot senior advisor and legal counsel Michael Frisch laid out the wager and its stakes. “The Bet: 3 cigars and a bottle of scotch of the winner’s choosing. Under: Strike ends before next Weds. Over: Strike extends past Weds,” Frisch wrote in the email, which had “confirming our agreement” in the subject line. A spokeswoman for Lightfoot said the mayor “does not have any recollection of the email in question”...

Rafer Johnson, the Olympic gold medalist who helped bring the games to L.A., has died (latimes.com)

Rafer Johnson's legacy was interwoven with Los Angeles’ history, beginning with his performances as a world-class athlete at UCLA.

David Perdue bought Pfizer stock — a week before company said it would develop a vaccine (salon.com)

Perdue bought the day Pfizer warned investors the pandemic might hurt the company. The next day, he bought more

St. Petersburg police officer shot Wednesday (tampabay.com)

Little information is available about the shooting

In video, Trump unspools unsubstantiated voter fraud charges (apnews.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly detached from reality, President Donald Trump stood before a White House lectern and delivered a 46-minute diatribe against the election results that produced a win...

Trump's grievances feed menacing undertow after the election (apnews.com)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The last throes of Donald Trump’s presidency have turned ugly — even dangerous. Death threats are on the rise. Local and state election officials are being hounded into...

Obama Bad-Mouthed Defunding the Police (teenvogue.com)

"We take for granted that if you want people to buy your sneakers, that you’re going to market it to your audience."

Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler Donated Her Salary To Anti-LGBTQ And Anti-Abortion Organizations (buzzfeednews.com)

Loeffler, the richest member of Congress, is fighting for her seat against Democrat Raphael Warnock in a January runoff election.

We Can’t Restore The Soul Of The Nation With Rahm Emanuel In Public Office (theappeal.org)

It doesn’t matter whether it’s Transportation Secretary or Assistant to the Transportation Secretary, Rahm doesn’t belong in any of D.C.’s halls of power.

Biden’s Plan for Seniors Is Not Just a Plan for Seniors (nytimes.com)

The incoming administration aims to tackle child care, elder care, preschool and more in one ambitious aid program.

Patti LaBelle, the Doyenne of Philadelphia Soul (nytimes.com)

At 76, she is the embodiment of success, the personification of warmth and an artist who changed the landscape of American music.

Transit system service cuts proposed in Congress’s backyard elicit calls for more funding (washingtonpost.com)

The financial toll of the pandemic has caught up with transit agencies across the nation. The outlook is grim without federal assistance.

Pikangikum First Nation gets broadband from SpaceX Starlink | CBC News (cbc.ca)

A remote community in northwestern Ontario may be the first community in the country to get hooked up to SpaceX Starlink broadband internet.

Many Independent Abortion Clinics Are Closing, Permanently (time.com)

Expenses associated with COVID-19, combined with states' efforts to restrict abortion, have led to many clinics' demise

Run to Win by Stephanie Schriock, Christina Reynolds: 9781524746803 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books (penguinrandomhouse.com)

“I have long believed that women who dream big, work hard, and get back up after they get knocked down can do anything; Stephanie Schriock is one of those women. I’m so glad her thoughtful...

Queer Liberation Is An Abolitionist Affair (wearyourvoicemag.com)

If queerness is that which pushes back against the status quo, it's necessarily anti-capitalist and anti-white supremacist. It’s abolitionist.

Laura Prepon Opened Up About How She Had To Terminate A Pregnancy While Filming “Orange Is The New Black” (buzzfeednews.com)

Prepon told BuzzFeed News she was in her second trimester when she and her husband received devastating news about their unborn child's health.

We Should Still Defund the Police (newyorker.com)

Cuts to public services that might mitigate poverty and promote social mobility have become a perpetual excuse for more policing.

First COVID-19 cases detected in Nova Scotia First Nation | CBC News (cbc.ca)

Two cases of COVID-19 were found in Sipekne'katik First Nation in Nova Scotia. It's the first time COVID-19 has been detected on a First Nation in Atlantic Canada.

Evictions Have Led to 10,000 Additional COVID Deaths (vice.com)

With more state and federal eviction protections expiring soon, activists warn of more related COVID cases and deaths.

Black Lives Matter and other activists protest possible Biden appointment for Garcetti (latimes.com)

Groups opposed to L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti possibly joining the Biden administration demonstrated outside Garcetti's residence on Monday for the seventh straight day.

Black Lives Matter at School: An Uprising for Educational Justice (eventbrite.com)

Jesse Hagopian and Denisha Jones, editors of Black Lives Matter at School, discuss antiracist education with contributor Brian Jones.

Black Brazilian Researchers and Activists Respond to Covid-19 (aaihs.org)

By late May 2020, Brazil was the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world.  Since then, the country has remained among the top three countries affected by the pandemic. To date, there have been over 5.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and over 163,000 c

The Defunding Debate (cjr.org)

Police abolition has entered the 2020 campaign.
Reporters have some homework to do.

COVID-19 outbreak infects more than half of inmates at Pa. prison for elderly and infirm (inquirer.com)

Eight men at State Correctional Institution Laurel Highlands died in November. But the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections says its mitigation plan is working.

Opinion | Why Are Children Dying of the Flu in U.S. Detention? (nytimes.com)

Despite a readily available vaccine, it’s not being given to migrant children.

How Romance Novelists Are Helping Stacey Abrams Turn Georgia Blue (bustle.com)

Romance readers are helping to elect Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock in the Georgia runoff elections.

Our democracy is broken. Here’s how to fix it. - CREW | Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (citizensforethics.org)

CREW's report, "What Democracy Looks Like," will serve as a blueprint to establish new expectations for public officials and reforms.

More than half of emergency small business funds went to larger businesses, new data show (washingtonpost.com)

The newly released data comes after a federal lawsuit filed by The Washington Post and 10 other news organizations under the Freedom of Information Act challenging the SBA’s refusal to release records on borrowers and loan amounts.

He Was A Key Cog In Madigan’s Political Machine. Now He’s Got A Role In The ComEd Corruption Scandal. (wbez.org)

Long before he landed a side gig at the power company, Ed Moody was a star election worker for Illinois Democratic boss Michael Madigan.

The Trump Administration Is Reversing More Than 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List. (nytimes.com)

The White House has dismantled major climate and environmental policies focused on clean air, water, wildlife and toxic chemicals. Here’s how they add up.

🚨ALERT: REPUBLICANS FILE NEW LAWSUIT IN ARIZONA (democracydocket.com)

Republicans file latest decertification attempt in Arizona.

Pregnant, Exhausted and Turned Back at the Border (nytimes.com)

The Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies have not deterred pregnant women from seeking to enter the United States.

Voter Registration | The New Georgia Project (newgeorgiaproject.org)

Registering to vote online is easy and only takes 2 minutes. The New Georgia Project has registered over 500,000 Georgians and counting. Join the community Need to request an absentee ballot? Click here to request your ballot.

How Pen Pal Relationships Are a Lifeline for Those in Prison (level.medium.com)

For people facing long sentences and even deportation, contact with the outside world is crucial

Cecile Richards turns Supermajority over to new leadership (19thnews.org)

Starting in 2021, Amanda Brown Lierman will be Supermajority’s new executive director.

How Government Officials Delivered a Disaster-Free Election (governing.com)

Despite fears that COVID, cyberattacks and misinformation might jeopardize results, voting was smooth and secure. What contributed to this outcome, and how might lessons learned affect future elections?

Long-Term-Care Residents and Health Workers Should Get Vaccine First, C.D.C. Panel Says (nytimes.com)

The C.D.C. director will decide by Wednesday whether to accept the recommendation. States aren’t required to follow it, but most are expected to.

Detained and quarantined: 28 asylum-seeking children face deportation and COVID-19 (prismreports.org)

“Please help us get out of here. All of us detained here can’t stand it anymore,” said eight-year-old Antonio.

Obama: You lose people with 'snappy' slogans like 'defund the police' (thehill.com)

Former President Obama said political candidates lose support when using “snappy” slogans like “defund the police,” in an interview scheduled to be released Wednesday.

Covid Pfizer vaccine approved for use next week in UK (bbc.com)

Immunisations can start soon for people in high priority groups.

Opinion | What’s Between 30 Million Americans and an Eviction Tsunami? (nytimes.com)

Only government intervention can keep millions of Americans housed.

Army Hits Back Against False Claim that Soldiers Died in CIA Op to Nab Election Servers (military.com)

A retired Air Force three-star reignited claims about troops' involvement in secret missions in the wake of the election.

Op-ed: An open letter from faculty to the UNC community (dailytarheel.com)

"We call on UNC administrators to put public health first, to show courageous leadership and to accept the realities that the unchecked coronavirus has created for us all."

Biden’s policies on immigration (washingtonpost.com)

President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to make America a welcoming place for immigrants, but his plans to dismantle the Trump administration’s barriers to immigration could leave Biden in a quandary, especially as a new migration surge could be looming.

Logging in to get kicked out: Inside America’s virtual eviction crisis (technologyreview.com)

When Gabrielle Diamond and her boyfriend, Brian Cox, showed up for eviction court on October 15, they were more than a little nervous.  The two had been renting a bedroom in transitional housing for veterans in Kansas City, Missouri, since January, paying $600 per month for their month-to-month lease. Almost as soon as they moved…

Opinion | Biden Wants America to Lead the World. It Shouldn’t. (nytimes.com)

U.S. “leadership” is a favorite trope of the foreign policy establishment. It’s outdated and dangerous.

4 Platforms & communities to check out, led by Black Founders 🙌🏾 (blacktechpipeline.substack.com)

Empow(H)er Cybersecurity, founded by Tia Hopkins, is a non-profit organization focused on providing a safe space for women of color interested in or currently working in the field of cybersecurity. The goal of Empow(H)er Cybersecurity is to provide a platform for all women of color to grow their networks, be inspired, and feel empowered. The crowdsourced approach of the organization is aimed at fostering an environment where the activities and events facilitated by the organization are not only created for the member community, but also created by the member community.

Oscar Protests About Diversity Need to Add Hiring Stats (variety.com)

In the COVID era, we have been forced to rethink everything. So I’m proposing another reinvention: New ways of using awards to protest Hollywood’s lack of diversity. Of course the protests must con…

CDC shortens quarantine period to 10 days with no symptoms (nbcnews.com)

If a person tests negative, an even shorter quarantine is possible.

GA Election Resources | Fair Fight (fairfight.com)

GEORGIA VOTERS! CLICK HERE TO REQUEST YOUR BALLOT! January 5, 2021 Senate RunoffElection Resources for Georgians En Español (Haz click aquí.) Georgia voters, it’s time – again! There are runoff elections for BOTH of our US Senate seats coming up fast. The runoff elections will take place on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Make a plan […]

Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges (theverge.com)

Laurence Berland and Kathryn Spiers were fired in the wake of employee organizing efforts. Now, the NLRB says the terminations violated labor law.

Iowa Democrat to challenge 6-vote loss in appeal in US House (apnews.com)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in Iowa who trailed by six votes after a recount said Wednesday she will forgo further legal challenges in the state and instead appeal...

Raimondo emerges as frontrunner for HHS secretary (politico.com)

New Mexico's governor is no longer seen as a favorite.

Elliot Page Inspired Trans Joy — TERFs & Transphobes Can’t Take That Away (refinery29.com)

Not only do all trans people deserve bodily autonomy and control over our own identities, but Page, specifically, doesn’t owe anyone loyalty to a “team” simply because, due to his fame, people felt like his identity belonged to them as well.

Tips For People With Disabilities Who Want To Keep It Sexy During Covid-19 - Sex Positive (sexualbeing.org)

Getting intimate has been hard for everyone since the Covid-19 pandemic started, but people with disabilities face a unique set of challenges.

NYYRC 108th Annual Gala with James O'Keefe & Rep. Matt Gaetz (eventbrite.com)

The NYYRC's 108th Annual Gala with James O'Keefe of Project Veritas and Congressman Matt Gaetz

The Trump Administration Allowed Aviation Companies to Take Bailout Funds and Lay Off Workers, Says House Report (propublica.org)

Instead of using bailout money to keep workers, at least two companies restored the full pay of their top management.