UPDATE: Ronnie Long's conviction was vacated and he was released in late August. Details to follow. Albermarle Correctional Institution has one of the highest rates of Covid-19 in the NC prison system,* meaning Ronnie Long, 64, faces the viral threat as well as decades remaining on an 80-year sentence that his attorney says he should [...]
Rent control and other tenant protections are important elements in maintaining affordable housing, made more urgent by our current pandemic and related financial crisis. DC's Reclaim Rent Control Campaign on this week on "Community thru Covid."
Thanks to Josh Rovner, senior advocacy associate for The Sentencing Project, for sharing important background regarding Covid-19 in juvenile detention facilities and suggested actions for those concerned about health and developmental risks to incarcerated youth. Segment begins near the top of the hour here (video link below) -- Nationally, facilities in DC and 37 states [...]
Amber Qureshi of the National Immigration Project provided insights and action suggestions on supporting those in ICE custody under Covid.
Covid-19 poses lethal threats to detainees, including those in juvenile and ICE facilities. Nat'l advocates join We Act Radio's "Community thru Covid" Wed 7/15 at 11 EDT with updates and action.
Monday, July 20th, 1:00 pm: "#OnlyWhenItsSafe Car Caravan" Message from Washington Teachers Union Please join us at 1:00 pm, July 20, at Ballou High School Parking Lot: 3401 4th St SE. WTU encourages participants to paint cars with a slogan like #OnlyWhenItsSafe and join us in driving to elected officials' homes to make our voices [...]
Equal access, inclusion at a distance, and basic health and safety are crucial and urgent concerns for schools and their libraries amidst pandemic.
Kathy Carroll, President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), joins We Act Radio's "Community thru Covid" July 8, at 11:30 Eastern to share perspectives on school libraries in this pandemic.
This week's "Community thru Covid" on We Act Radio looks at re-opening plans for DC Public Schools, as teachers are asked to file an "intent to return" statement prior to DCPS "having provided specifics around the conditions of our schools and the protections in place for staff and students to ensure safety," according to the [...]
WTU says that teachers received “Return to In-Person Work Guidelines” from DC Public Schools on June 30 without a sufficient plan in place or full input from teachers and the union.