In the aftermath of the Nov. 3, 2020 election
Is Biden’s plan to combat COVID-19 enough to unite the country?
In a normal year, the holiday season is filled with joy, friends and family. But between a viral pandemic and a controversial presidential election, 2020 is certainly not a normal year. COVID-19 is still alive and well, and folks are being asked to continue to wear masks and social distance. In Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee is advising people not to gather with others outside their household. But following Thanksgiving and with Christmas quickly approaching, the CDC predicts the United States will see an increase in COVID-19 cases over the next few weeks. Read the article . . .
Renewable energy fights for politicians’ attention
Fossil fuel industries in the United States have a large influence on the country, and the country depends heavily on them for energy production. They make trillions of dollars per year. And they spend millions on lobbying, aiming to influence politicians to act in their favor, every year. They contribute millions of dollars to state and national campaigns and receive billions in subsidies, which is government assistance in the form of grants, loans or tax reductions.
Black women tackle the state legislature, make history
The White House is not the only place where Black women shattered glass ceilings during the 2020 election. On Nov. 3, three Black women – Jamila Taylor, April Berg and Kirsten Harris-Talley – were elected to Washington’s House of Representatives. They will join incumbents Melanie Morgan and Debra Entenman to create a total of five Black women, more than any other point in the history of the state House. All five women are Democrats.