Justice Dept. Covid Statement Regarding Impacted Groups

By April 7

Sharing this Department of Justice statement and resources for recipients of federal financial assistance:  “Statement by the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Leading a Coordinated Civil Rights Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has stressed our Nation’s commitment to an open, equal, and inclusive society. We have seen hateful and xenophobic rhetoric and violence aimed at Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and businesses. We have also seen Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Pacific Islander communities, as well as people with disabilities, suffer disproportionately high rates of death and greater risk of infection and hospitalization. COVID-19 has magnified social, economic, and environmental inequalities that we cannot ignore.”

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White House Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in the Atlantic Metropolitan Area

By March 20

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

– A PROCLAMATION –

    As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 16, 2021, in the Atlanta Metropolitan area, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, March 22, 2021.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.

Link to the original proclamation issued on March 18. 2021

 

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Leaders Forum Statement on the Insurrection at the Nation’s Capital

By January 8

The Leaders Forum Consortium of business and thought leaders are both shocked and saddened by the events in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, January 6th.

We are distressed about the damage, violence, and injuries that have occurred. We are grateful that the members of Congress and their staff we have heard from are safe.

Regardless of what political party you align with – the United States is our home and belongs to all of us. On behalf of our members of both parties and those that remain undeclared – we will stand together to emerge from today’s crisis and urge our fellow countrymen and women to do the same.  We will support our constitution, the rule of law and order, and all of our elected leaders to bring peace and prosperity back to America.

The Time to Lead is Now.

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Time to break a historical pattern of blame and harassment

By September 27

Daily Journal, 9/1/20

“A just society holds people accountable for what they do; it does not punish them for what they look like or where they may have come from.”

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Boxed CEO Hopes to be Mentor to Johns Hopkins’ Young Entrepreneurs

By May 1

John Hopkins Technology Ventures, 12/26/19

“My first entrepreneurial venture wasn’t until I was 29, which isn’t the youngest entrepreneur on the block for a first venture … Even though I was always interested in business I hadn’t developed that entrepreneurial muscle,” he explains. After graduating, Huang went to Japan to teach English, then to law school, and to a firm in New York before entering the startup world. “When I graduated from Hopkins, I didn’t feel I had that startup community network available to me.”

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Leader Forum New York featured an intimate discussion with Media Matters’ president Angelo Carusone. Here he explains how Facebook inadvertently became the “engine” of the fake news ecosystem

By February 25

Media Matter, 1/3/18

“One was that 25 percent of Americans consumed Facebook in the last — fake news in the last six week of the election. So one out of every four Americans were consuming fake news.”

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