Skip to main content

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

  • As a white woman, I could only see the impact of racism once it was pointed out to me. Now I can't look away. It's a systemic problem and it requires systemic solutions.
  • I signed because I care about addressing this public health crisis and trust our community and community leaders to guide action that addresses the injustices and inequities people and families continue to experience with the previous inaction to this crisis. Thank you for your efforts.
  • Working within the healthcare industry did not protect me from experiencing medical racism, and medical racism has contributed to my reluctance to follow up on my own preventive care and vaccination (NOT TUSKEGEE), despite knowing the risks. There needs to be more accountability.

Updates

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

10,000 signatures reached