We’re taking a few days off this week. We’ll have more new pieces to share next week, but for now I hope I can entice you to take an extra look at some of these excellent offerings from recent weeks.

Thanks as always for reading and re-publishing. We’ll be back soon.

In Case You Missed It…

Voter Suppression Is an Attack on Democracy — And My Faith | Robert P. Alvarez
My faith teaches me to stand with the marginalized, whose voting rights are now under sustained assault.

Protect Care Workers — You’ll Need Us Someday | Socorro Diaz
All we’re asking is for the same rights and protections other workers enjoy.

Stop Calling It a ‘Border Crisis’ | Rachel Pak
People escaping violence have a right to seek safety. If they can’t, that’s the real crisis.

Biden’s Jobs Plan Will Help Seniors Get Care at Home | Rebekah Entralgo
By supporting quality home care, the plan will help seniors avoid dangerous, for-profit nursing facilities.

Speaking Out for Women of Color Nominees | Mary Frances Berry
After four years of putting the wealthy first, we need office holders who bring “real people” experience to policy making.

Medicare for All Could Save My Life | Phil Ateto
My insurance says my cancer drugs aren’t “medically necessary.” No one should have to fight for care like this.

I Want Civil Rights. They Want to Talk About Sports. | Robin Savannah Carver
Republicans are leveraging public ignorance about trans people to deny Queer Americans basic civil rights.

Filling FDR’s Shoes | Khalil Bendib
Biden promised an FDR-sized presidency. Can he grow into one?

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Peter Certo

Peter Certo is the editorial manager of the Institute for Policy Studies and editor of OtherWords.org.

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