Our struggle is not an emotional concern. We are not burned out. We are being crushed by an economy that has bafflingly declared working parents inessential.
Samantha PowerThe plans that schools are rolling out for fall are not only crushing for kids & parents (forced to choose bw their jobs & kids); they’re hardest of all on teachers-forced to supervise in-class AND remote learning, often while homeschooling their own kids.
Trump wants to diminish overall Black and Latino turnout to make it easier to win the election with only white voters. This strategy isn’t crazy.
Samantha PowerRead the brilliant @danpfeiffer on #Trump’s emerging strategy to win a second term: narrow Biden’s margins among Black and Latino by getting more to skip voting; paint Biden as mentally weak; suppress&disenfranchise voters. Forewarned is forearmed.
A federal judge’s ruling striking down Florida’s ex-felon “poll tax” law was put on hold Wednesday, after the full U.S....
Samantha PowerThis. Is. Infuriating.
In May, a judge said the Florida legislature's "pay-to-vote" scheme was illegal (which it is!). Now, stocked with Trump appointees, the 11th Circuit stops that ruling in its tracks. Thousands locked out of democratic process.
"You asked, Mr. Chairman, who's the fire department, who responds when there's an outbreak that threatens to become an epidemic," former U.S. Ambassador Jimmy Kolker said. "My reply to that question is there is no alternative to WHO."
Samantha PowerIt is deflating knowing that testimony of top experts against quitting the #WHO will have no influence on the Trump admin. The president & his team’s embrace of anti-science policies and head-in-the-sand decision-making is causing so much avoidable harm.
A former Times columnist was struck by Carew’s encounters with the police decades ago while playing with the Twins, and his outlook now.
Samantha PowerDespite hero status in #Minneapolis, baseball giant Rod Carew stopped jogging in his neighborhood, fearing police would chase him. Cops asking about his "fancy car" stopped him near the ballpark.
“I’m Rod Carew, but the bottom line is I’m still Black"
Despite backlash against the flag among Russians, some Muscovites posed with it to show their support for gay rights.
Samantha PowerIn a world w. big problems, why take time pushing @StateDept on something “small” like allowing #PrideMonth flags at embassies? Bc a small show of support can still be meaningful - like for the Russians showing up at @USEmbRu to celebrate who they are
Thousands of people took part in Hong Kong’s biggest protest in months, and police moved swiftly to enforce Beijing’s mandate to quash dissent with more than 300 arrests—including nine under a new national-security law.
Samantha PowerIn less than a day, the #HongKong national security law is already being used to shut down basic freedoms—one man arrested for waving a pro-independence flag. Police also issued statement warning that certain chants are no longer allowed.
Resuming classroom instruction is crucial. Infection control inside and outside classrooms can let it happen.
Samantha Power“The American Academy of Pediatrics has concluded that the harm to children from not having in-person education outweighs the risk.” But where is the creativity and ambition needed to manage risks and get kids learning again?
There used to be little stigma around getting paid to extol the Russian president. Now, as his popularity ebbs with young people, online celebrities see such praise as a career wrecker.
Samantha PowerPutin’s standing is falling along w/ that of #Trump: “Putin has lost his aura as the unshakable and irreplaceable leader of his nation.” It turns out lies and militarism only carry you so far. While US leads world in #covid cases, Russia has 3rd highest #.
The Senate will incorporate the annual intelligence policy legislation into the National Defense Authorization Act -- but only after stripping language from the intelligence bill that would have required presidential campaigns to report offers of...
The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Hawks to turn State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11 and early voting for the Nov. 3 general election.
Samantha PowerThe @ATLHawks will turn their 680,000 sq ft., 21,000 seat arena into perhaps the largest voting location in the country for the Nov. election. What a great idea, esp. given what we know will be @GOP efforts to make it harder to vote in crucial swing state.
Samantha PowerAugust marks 3 years since Myanmar's military launched a campaign to eradicate the #Rohingya people. @RefugeesIntl is leading an important effort urging @SecPompeo to call these crimes what they are: genocide.
Sign the petition to #CallItGenocide here
Gambia's renowned justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou, who established a probe to investigate abuses under the country's ex-dictator and spearheaded the international defense of Myanmar's Rohingya, has resigned, the government said Thursday.
Samantha PowerAbubacarr Tambadou, Gambia's Justice minister, was so moved by #Rohingya refugees he met in Bangladesh that he brought a case before the ICJ accusing #Myanmar of genocide. He & his team incredibly won initial ruling this year. 1/2
The Stonewall Inn, the gay bar that was the site of a 1969 riot credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement, will remain open thanks to a $250,000 donation after the establishment warned the coronavirus pandemic might force it to