With COVID19 reaching 41k confirmed cases across the country and more than 450 Americans dead, our nation is in a crisis! Now with an Administration that is clearly out of its league in governing our country, local and state jurisdictions have had to scramble to save their fellow countryman and states from devastation. The Trump Administration has yet to pull the trigger on his emergency declaration calling on manufacturing and other companies to produce goods for America's national interest. Instead, he's claimed the virus will disappear.
At a time when neighborhoods are suffering financially as a result of COVID19, the 2020 Census is being conducted to ensure that $850B is distributed properly to those much-needed communities. But is the word getting out strong enough in the black community to be heard?
Then in Florida, the State legislature has pass legislation to limit the ability for Floridians to establish an initiative to place on the ballot, similar to their efforts to restore the voting rights of nearly 1.4M returning citizens. Now the Republican-controlled legislature has not only denied those voters their rights, but they've also limited Florida's residents' ability to place a constitutional amendment on the Florida ballot.
In the coming weeks, an all Vote-by-Mail election will be held in Maryland to determine who will finish out the remainder of the term left vancant by the sudden passing of Cong. Elijah Cummings.
So, tonight we speak with Dr. Maya Rockymoore Cummings, Rep. Geraldine Thompson, and Ms. Julia Yarbrough as we discuss a nation in crisis.