ACLU adds broadband to their Systemic Equality policy agenda – learn more Feb 11 at 3pm (CST)

ACLU reports

Today, the American Civil Liberties Union launched an ambitious effort to achieve racial justice, the Systemic Equality agenda. The agenda strives to dismantle a system deeply rooted in racist policies, practices, and attitudes that harm Black and Indigenous people of color. Through the Systemic Equality agenda, the ACLU will advance key policies to address this country’s legacy of racism and systemic discrimination and build a more equitable America for all.

Here is their agenda (emphasis added)…

The Systemic Equality agenda includes specific policy asks of the Biden-Harris administration and Congress that will advance societal equity for and empower the civic participation of Black and Indigenous people of color, close the racial wealth gap, and seek reconciliation for our racist past. These asks include:

  • Protecting and expanding voting rights
  • Student loan debt forgiveness
  • Affirmatively furthering fair housing
  • Expanding access to financial services through the Post Office
  • Extending high speed internet access
  • Passing legislation on reparations

The ACLU outlined its agenda with the Biden-Harris administration in a letter to President Biden.

You can learn more at 3pm (MN time) today…

This entry was posted in Digital Divide, Policy and tagged by Ann Treacy. Bookmark the permalink.

About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s