The coronavirus pandemic is shaping the conversation about the need for paid family leave. And it’s also giving states like Virginia new momentum to focus on existing paid family leave campaigns.
The federal government has deported at least six women who allege they were operated on without consent and is in the process of deporting at least seven more, according to The Associated Press.
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis, Minnesota police officer who knelt on his neck for a continuous eight minutes and forty-six seconds while arresting him for the alleged use of a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. There are no words to express the mixture of outrage and sorrow that this footage elicits. What I feel today, in the months that now separate us from George Floyd’s murder, I can only describe as an aching weariness of the soul.
In the days since the announcement of the results of the 2020 election, organizations in the Jesuit and broader Catholic network have issued statements renewing the call to continue work to uphold the dignity of all people and creation.