Trump just threatened to force kids back to school this fall

This piece was originally published in the July 8, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“The global virus capital”

The New York Times describing America’s Sun Belt region, which is now the world’s number one coronavirus hot spot

The United States just passed 3 million confirmed coronavirus cases. Cases are growing more rapidly in Arizona, Florida, and South Carolina combined than anywhere else in the world.

And while we account for just 4% of the world’s population, the U.S. is responsible for 25% of the world’s coronavirus cases.

Trumps chaos has a terrible price.

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IN THE NEWS

  • Trump is demanding state and local officials fully reopen public schools for in-person learning in the fall, threatening to cut off federal funding for those schools that defy his wishes despite lacking the authority to do so. As has been the case with Trump’s entire response to the pandemic, reopening schools in the fall would go against the guidelines previously issued by career public health experts in his own administration. Trump explicitly and publicly rejected new CDC guidelines to keep kids and their families safe.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • The Supreme Court handed down a decision today that could undermine birth control access for countless Americans. The decision exempts employers and universities with “religious and conscientious objections” from the ACA-mandated requirement that they cover contraception in their employer and student health plans. The consequences will be the hardest felt by young, low income, Black, and Latinx women. You can read CAP’s statement on the decision here.

WHAT WE’RE READING

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This piece was originally published in the July 8, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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