As Hurricane Sally is heading for New Orleans, I urge everyone down there to take every safety precaution they can.
In looking through articles about Sally, I came across this headline: “Mississippi man helps fill sandbags for Sally hours after his brother died of coronavirus”
When you read headlines like this – there is an urge to despair, as if we are doomed. And yes, 2020 has been a horrible year.
But we have the power to make future years better. We really do.
We can restore funding for public health, creating safer and healthier communities and being better prepared for pandemics.
We can implement a Green New Deal that taxes Carbon and creates high-paying public sector jobs in every State of the Union. By addressing the Climate Crisiss, we can protect ourselves from a future of more wildfires and stronger hurricanes.
We can have Medicare for All – free healthcare for all – and save up to $500 billion a year in doing so. We can thus end medical bankruptcy, which constitutes 2/3 of bankruptcies.
We don’t have to live like this.
We can avoid more 2020’s.
But it requires that we see clearly (with the benefit of 2020 hindsight) how we got here.
And it requires that we vote for the changes we want to see in the world.
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