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To: President Joe Biden/Vice President Kamala Harris, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

RACISM MEETS CRITERIA FOR THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH

RACISM MEETS CRITERIA FOR THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH

Compel/empower CDC/NIH to admit that racism is the true public health target impacting outcomes for ALL Americans. Cure the infection and not just the fever. Call in clinicians and antiracists, peace warriors, and nonviolent strategists particularly those of color who have concrete action steps like ours to address it! Also please work with Dr. Camara Jones and us to implement your goals of health equity "at all levels of the executive branch"! We have the action steps that CDC says they lack! As communities are beginning to declare it around the country we need to assure the message is non-triggering, clinically based, systemic, and sustainable!

Why is this important?

From gun violence to universal healthcare, no field of endeavor or conflict in this country is untouched by the legacy of racism manifest by our American destiny. Despite scholarly and established work to the contrary, CDC cries "No evidence-based best practices to address it" as an excuse not to do their job, so the people must demand it. I have seen the stress of loss of privilege, the minute daily drips of intangible "microaggressions" and the gaping wounds of bullets; I took an oath and DO NO HARM is not enough. We're also on Twitter and would ask folks to tweet Trevor Noah and other prominent folks who "have the mic"! @Right2healthNow

How it will be delivered

We are available to deliver in whatever way is most expedient and possible to avoid delay! We prefer in person (and would appreciate being funded to come to DC) as our evidence is best viewed in person as it brings in data and stakeholders around the country that have validation and research.


Reasons for signing

  • I grew up in a marginalized community and work today with underserved populations. I see and have personally felt the impact of racism on mental and physical health of me, my family and my community.
  • I signed this petition because it’s the right thing to do. Our government urgently needs ways to direct energy released by their acknowledgment of systemic racism, let this be a place for them to start!
  • I was a blue baby. A black man created the surgery that kept me alive. It’s my duty as a white person to stand up for causes like this.

Updates

2020-06-23 19:13:42 -0400

10,000 signatures reached