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

RACISM MEETS CRITERIA FOR THREAT TO PUBLIC HEALTH

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

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Reasons for signing

  • As the President of the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists, we are dedicated to eradicating racism and healing those who have been traumatized by racism. Racism is a world wide pandemic that continues to destroy the lives of men, women and children. The recent insurrection on the Capitol is only the tip of the iceberg.
  • This is a topic that means a lot to me that I think we should all work towards
  • As a physician, I have witnessed the effects of racism towards patients for almost three decades. The American Medical Association (finally) declared that racism is a threat to public health in 2018. We must go further and address these issues through acknowledgement AND economic support.

Updates

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

10,000 signatures reached