The Trump administration released weaker fuel economy standards for new cars and trucks, pitting the federal government against California on a policy key to combating climate change.
Barack ObamaWe've seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can't afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall.
Seven-year-old Zohaib Begg hit the jackpot when he visited hotels in Ashburn to see if they had protective gear to donate to hospitals.
Barack ObamaSo many Americans right now are stepping up to help their communities. Zohaib Begg, a 7-year-old from VA, is one of them. This inspiring kid has been gathering supplies from hotels to donate to the medical professionals at his local hospital.
Grocery workers, prison guards and delivery drivers are still on the job, tending to basic needs and risking their health as cities close down around them.
Barack ObamaDuring this crisis, our grocery store clerks, delivery drivers, transit and utility workers—along with so many others—have been selflessly getting up every day to make sure we have the things we need. And for that, we say thank you.
The U.S. may end up with the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.
Barack ObamaHere’s a useful overview of the likely scenarios that the world will be facing in the coming months while managing this pandemic. So much depends on our ability to make good decisions going forward along with our ability to remain resilient.
With more than ninety-six hundred confirmed cases in New York City as of Sunday, hospitals are already struggling to keep pace.
Barack ObamaThese are the burdens our medical heroes already face in NYC. It's only going to get harder across the country. Another reason to maintain social distancing policies at least until we have comprehensive testing in place. Not just for our sake—for theirs.
Thread by @BarackObama: Some great stories of big-hearted people coming up with new ways to come together—even while remaining apart—to help the ulnerable who face some very tough times ahead. washingtonpost.com/local/neighbor… [email protected]
Highly-rated charities providing financial support and medical equipment to organizations working in communities affected by the Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
Barack ObamaThe best part of my job was meeting people like this—ready to make a selfless act in a time of need. Many Americans are already making deep sacrifices to keep our communities healthy, but if you’re able to, consider helping those hit the hardest.
Looking to help? The organization is in need of donations and delivery drivers.
Barack ObamaIn my old neighborhood, the @BSAllianceChi established a crisis pantry to provide food and essential items for particularly vulnerable queer and trans residents on the South and West sides of Chicago.
Picking up the phone or slipping a note through a neighbour's door still shows you care, writes Alex Smith.
Barack Obama.@ObamaFoundation Fellow @alexsmith1982 is helping seniors fight loneliness in the UK through a mix of new and old technology: online chats through Zoom and Skype, and postcards and poems shared by younger neighbors.
There may be two to four more rounds of social distancing before this is over. Here’s what to expect.
Barack ObamaAs communities have begun to recognize the importance of social distancing measures to “flatten the curve” on COVID-19 transmission, here’s a sober but useful primer on what we should expect in the coming months
This is how we all help slow the spread of coronavirus.
Barack ObamaIf you’re wondering whether it’s an overreaction to cancel large gatherings and public events (and I love basketball), here’s a useful primer as to why these measures can slow the spread of the virus and save lives. We have to look out for each other.
Barack ObamaIn the midst of campaign season, it’s important to look squarely at what’s at stake. This article speaks to one of the disturbing long term trends that we as voters and citizens need to expect our government to address.
Barack ObamaAmerica needs you as states prepare for the next round of redistricting. It's up to all of us to make sure we have a fair democracy. Join me in the fight for fair maps.
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When California’s housing crisis slammed into a wealthy suburb, one public servant became a convert to a radically simple doctrine.
Barack ObamaHere are a couple of articles that are worth reading — from housing to health, these stories use data to explore challenges we face and demonstrate how policy solutions along with civic engagement can make a real difference in people’s lives.
Deepfakes, anonymous text messages, Potemkin local-news sites, and opposition research on reporters—a field guide to this year’s election and what it could do to the country
Barack ObamaEven if the methods are new, sowing the seeds of doubt, division, and discord to turn Americans against each other is an old trick. The antidote is citizenship: to get engaged, organized, mobilized, and to vote - on every level, in every election.
‘The Atlantic’ published this landmark document of the civil-rights movement in the August 1963 issue
Barack ObamaEvery so often, I re-read Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. While some of the injustices may have changed, his poetic brilliance, moral clarity, and tests of conscience still reverberate today. Take a moment to reflect on his righteous call