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COVID-19 and the Election: In a Public Health Emergency, We Need to Be Guided by Experts

Network NewsCOVID-19 and Health EquityCivic Engagement and Voting

June 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has helped exacerbate existing barriers to voting and election participation, making it more difficult for people across the country to exercise their right to vote. As the nation races to contain the spread of COVID-19, we must protect our voting systems and ensure that everyone can safely and securely vote throughout the remaining 2020 election cycle.

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We Need to Address Structural Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Network NewsCOVID-19 and Health Equity

June 4, 2020

We’re seeing it first-hand in our communities and in decades of evidence: racist practices perpetuated and sanctioned by laws and policies are at the root of the suffering endured by so many people of color, especially Black people, in America. In the midst of a pandemic that is disproportionately affecting the Black community, the brutal killing of George Floyd is yet another example of how structural racism enables egregious harm.

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