Today marks D.C. Emancipation Day. As we honor the more than 3,000 slaves freed in D.C., it’s important to remember that our work continues over 159 years later.
— Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) April 16, 2021
Our nation grieves with the families who lost loved ones in Indianapolis and we pray that those who were wounded recover quickly. As I said last week, we’ve had more tragedy than we can bear and solutions to prevent gun violence exist. @POTUS and I urge Congress to act.
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) April 16, 2021
The FedEx facility shooting is the 45th mass shooting in America since the Atlanta shootings on March 16. More than one per day.
It is heartbreaking how common these tragedies are. We need action starting with gun control and widely accessible mental health resources.
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) April 16, 2021
For most of Arizona, it’s running a little bit cooler than it was last night at this time, with Phoenix about 5 degrees cooler. Low temperatures will fall into the 50s for many of us tonight. #azwx #cawx pic.twitter.com/9XzIkZX5TN
— NWS Phoenix (@NWSPhoenix) April 16, 2021
In America, 75% of seniors who need hearing aids don’t have one. Why? The average hearing aid costs more than $ 2,400 and can run as high as $ 6,000, while 50 percent of seniors are living on a fixed income of less than $ 2,200 a month.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 12, 2021
2020 Military Spending:
🇺🇸$ 740 billion
🇨🇳$ 193 billion
🇮🇳$ 64 billion
🇬🇧$ 62 billion
🇷🇺$ 61 billion
🇫🇷$ 55 billion
🇩🇪$ 51 billion
🇯🇵$ 50 billion
🇸🇦$ 49 billion
🇰🇷$ 40 billion
🇦🇺$ 31 billion
🇮🇹$ 29 billion
🇧🇷$ 22 billion
We should not spend more than the next 12 nations combined on defense.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 12, 2021
—We spend $ 107,575,000,000 more on police than on public housing.
—15 states spend $ 27,000 more per person in prison than they do per student.
How about instead of pouring more funds into our brutal systems of policing and mass incarceration, we invest in communities?
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) April 12, 2021