This is a time of tremendous evolution in our industries. We are on the cusp of a complete transition in mobility. A transition to clean energy and clean vehicles. At the UAW, we have been heavily involved in the national discussion on how we can successfully navigate this transition.
President Biden now needs to back up those words with stronger actions. Senate Republicans have already used filibuster rules to block the For the People Act. Now Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is getting ready to use the filibuster to block the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act as well.
Across the country, COVID-19 is spiking once more, as the Delta variant proves ever more contagious. Floods in the Northeast join flames in the Northwest, as extreme weather caused by climate change takes an ever-greater toll in lives and resources.
As we try to rescue our democracy from the damage done by many Republicans, too many are spending their time harassing President Joe Biden who is trying to get our nation out of Afghanistan. This is a time when our President and our military need our support, but too many people are on television acting like they know how to do this job better.
Giving freedmen the right to vote would mean a major shift in political power. A shift which the Republicans supported and the conservative Democrats opposed. Giving freedmen the right to vote was a major step toward racial and economic equality. A step which Republicans embraced and conservative Democrats consistently attacked.
An analysis by the consulting firm Creative Investment Research finds that while 232 American companies pledged $55 billion last summer, out of their collective $746 billion in 2019 net income, only a measly $250 million has actually been spent. Not only does this fall flat in comparison to those grand promises these companies have made, but there’s virtually no data available for where that money even went.
While the term might be seen as an inclusive compromise towards African Americans who push back against the broad references to people of color, the fact remains that the term BIPOC, simply put, is another broad-based term that is intentionally used by policymakers and bureaucrats to water down the ills that plague our society so they don’t look so bad.
The world is calling for representation that resembles them. Their identity, their existence, their story. Many are answering the call and stepping up, opening their lives and spaces for the opportunity to advocate for their friends, families and communities. And while we all wish we could live in a world where the best candidate wins, no matter how much money they do or don’t spend, that’s just not the way American politics currently works.
The Delta spread has moved the needle for us to reach herd immunity to well over 80 percent and approaching 90 percent. There are currently, still, over 100-million unvaccinated people in this country. We’ve only just reach 50 percent of the population being fully vaccinated. It is embarrassing since only 2 percent of the people on the entire continent of Africa has received at least one dose.
High School Football
As the clock continued to dwindle down, and Bulldogs’ ran out of timeouts the Fighting Irish would send their seniors off right with a 21-14 win.
Video that appears to be taken by a student in Riverside, California shows a teacher imitating a Native American dance to teach trigonometry.
An atmospheric river is generating a wild weekend full of heavy rain and snow for much of the West.