Tag: emergency

U.S. Representative Cori Bush

Rep. Cori Bush Introduces ‘People’s Response Act’ To Help People of Color Stay Safe From Police Violence During 911 Calls

Far too many emergency calls to 911 for issues ranging from family disturbances to mental health matters to wellness checks turn deadly or result in unnecessary injuries or arrests. Police show up, situations escalate, and before long, violence or arrests break out. But Missouri Rep. Cori Bush is hoping to…

Puerto Rico in crisis

Puerto Rico Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Over Wave of Gender-Based Violence; Twitter Launches New “Birdwatch” Community to Combat Misinformation; and More

Puerto Rico declares “State of Emergency” over recent wave of killings targeting women and transgender individuals. Newly sworn in Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has declared that Puerto Rico is under a state of emergency following a recent wave of gender-based violence across the territory. According to CNN, “At least 60 direct…

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Former Amazon Employees and Free and Fair Markets Initiative Create Hotline to Report Unsafe Working Conditions

Despite Amazon’s poor working conditions being widely publicized, and despite the widespread strikes and protests that took place this past Prime Day, Amazon is still raking in money. It recently became the second company (in addition to Apple) to reach $1 trillion. But in an effort to combat this superpower…