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To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate


Force 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.

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


Reasons for signing

  • For far too long we have ignored the health of our brothers and sisters of color. We see evidence of this in our practice- we see the health discrepancy and yet we have only focused on individual patients. It’s time to address the systemic issue.
  • It is BAD ENOUGH that black people feel unsafe and unheard with police, the court, their employers... is it too much to ask that they not feel that way with their doctor??
  • Your health, my health, everybody's health is threatened by the basic division of "us" into "them."


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

10,000 signatures reached

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