The two big challenges of the moment that we face are to make sure that everyone’s vote is counted, and getting the federal government to develop a real plan to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. And increasingly, the two issues are intertwined.
We are bombarded on a daily basis with faulty and misleading information about COVID-19 from federal agencies and the White House. The Department of Justice is a bubbling pot of misinformation about the election and voter fraud, and the all-too credulous media refuses to dismiss the lies out of hand.
IMI’s projects like Voting Booth and Local Peace Economy and writers like Sonali Kolhatkar have not let up in this crisis. Steven Rosenfeld’s recent article explains why Attorney General Barr has no legal authority to interfere in the 2020 vote count, as much as the Trump administration might wish. The failure of government at all levels to address the COVID-19 crisis has inspired many a community to find ways to provide mutual aid. April M. Short’s article on community fridges has been read by a wide audience—and helped spread the idea of finding ways to help support the fundamental issue of hunger.
Please support this work now and keep us going into the election and its aftermath—and during the COVID-19 crisis, which has no clear end in sight.
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