If you believe in a more just, more generous, more democratic America, now is the time to fight for it. Here’s a terrific way to register voters, organize communities, and ramp up turnout in the battleground states that will decide this election: https://votesaveamerica.com/adopt
On Memorial Day, we honor those who gave all for us. That takes different forms this year, but it’s even more vital with the loss of so many veterans to COVID-19.
The way they lived, in service to one another, should be our roadmap in the months ahead. https://apnews.com/bd78e6bdd5667217c87428fb24b4bbcd
And here’s more on the approach Sweden has taken, which differs from some of its neighbors: https://medium.com/m/global-identity?redirectUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fgen.medium.com%2Fwhat-americans-need-to-understand-about-the-swedish-coronavirus-experiment-50417cc20994
South Korea has focused on testing to guard against outbreaks: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/trust-testing-tracing-south-korea-succeeded-us-stumbled/story?id=70433504
As all 50 states begin the process of reopening, here are three articles that offer some lessons from other countries about the tradeoffs and policies involved. First, here’s what European nations have done to support workers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/joblessness-is-rising-far-more-slowly-in-europe-than-in-the-us-during-the-pandemic-new-figures-show/2020/04/30/7a5a050a-8a5a-11ea-80df-d24b35a568ae_story.html
The Class of 2020 is full of the leaders we need to bend the arc of history toward a better future—and our HBCU grads have the talent, skills, and vision to lead that change. I couldn't be prouder of all of you. https://twitter.com/theundefeated/status/1264239670184968192
As Chicago navigates the health crisis, its residents continue to show up for one another in their communities. It’s one of the things I love most about the city—and one of the many reasons it’s such a good home for the @ObamaFoundation. https://twitter.com/obamafoundation/status/1263166150923468800
Congratulations to the HBCU Class of 2020! Michelle and I are so proud of you. As you set out to change the world, we’ll be the wind at your back. Can’t wait to see what you achieve. https://twitter.com/UNCF/status/1261773529936097280
Despite all the time that’s been lost, we can still make real progress against the virus, protect people from the economic fallout, and more safely approach something closer to normal if we start making better policy decisions now. https://www.vox.com/2020/5/13/21248157/testing-quarantine-masks-stimulus
Change comes when all of us step up and play our part in this democracy. By encouraging our young people, like these students from @ChiPubSchools, to start engaging in our civic life today, we’re already creating something better for tomorrow. https://twitter.com/ObamaFoundation/status/1259933954934804481
The folks of the Chicago @fooddepository—and food banks in communities like yours—are working overtime to feed the vulnerable and families who’ve fallen on hard times. But even as demand has spiked, donations have slowed. Their incredible efforts are worth supporting if you can. https://twitter.com/fooddepository/status/1256257163258978305
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