The Task Force focuses on health equity in groups that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order titled: “Executive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery.” The order called for an emphasis on ensuring the people who were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 would receive the help they needed. It also called for the creation of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force.

The “Executive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery” started with:

“By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the…

Based on the data, it does not look like the recall effort will get what it wants.

California is one of the states that allows residents to attempt to remove a Governor through a recall. There is a specific process that must be followed in order to initiate a recall. In other words, it takes quite a bit of effort to force a recall, and there is no guarantee that it will succeed.

Why does California allow a recall?

Ballotpedia provides a detailed explanation of how the recall process works in California. Article 2, Sections 13–19, of the California Constitution grants the citizens of California the…

Housing discrimination needs to be abolished.

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On January 26, 2021, President Biden issued a “Memorandum on Redressing Our Nation’s and the Federal Government’s History of Discriminatory Housing Practices and Policies”. It was directed to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Biden’s choice for Secretary of HUD had yet to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

The memorandum starts with a section called “Background and Policy”. It provides some history about housing discrimination that some people may be unaware of. …

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Sometimes, all it takes is one small gesture to make people feel welcome.

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One way to show respect for another person is to correctly use their pronouns. The Biden-Harris administration does this by asking people who wish to fill out a form on the White House website for their pronouns. The form also includes a variety of prefixes!

President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., and Vice President Kamala D. Harris, were sworn in on January 20, 2021. That same day, the White House website updated to include gender-inclusive pronouns and prefixes. This shows that the Biden-Harris administration will respect people’s pronouns.

The proclamation is more than just words. It includes a call for actions that will help people who are transgender or non-binary to achieve equality.

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On March 31, 2021, President Biden issued A Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility, 2021. He is the first President of the United States to issue a proclamation recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility. March 31, 2021, was also the day when the Pentagon released new policies for Transgender troops that included a path to transitioning while serving their country.

Here is some of what the Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility 2021 says:

“Today, we…

The policies provide a path for transgender troops to access the health care they need in order to transition.

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The U.S. Department of Justice issued In-Service Transition for Transgender Services Members” on March 31, 2021. This was in response to President Joe Biden’s executive order, which was issued on January 25, 2021. About two months later, the Pentagon released new policies that comply with the directive in the executive order.

The Department of Defense released issuance titled: In-Service Transition for Transgender Service Members. The information in it will be effective 30 days after publication, on April 30, 2021. The announcement…

To understand the significance of this executive order, you need to know the history behind it.

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President Biden issued an executive order on January 25, 2021, called “Executive Order on Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform”. The purpose of this executive order was to overturn former President Trump’s ban on transgender people serving openly in the military.

“All Americans who are qualified to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States (“Armed Forces”) should be able to serve. …

The order provides people who are LGBTQIA+ with the same protections that cis-gendered people already receive.

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President Biden issued an executive order on January 20, 2021, titled: “Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation”. The purpose of this order is to ensure that people who are LGBTQIA+ do not face discrimination based on who they love or who they are.

The Congressional Research Service (in a report that was released on 2014), explained what an executive order is and why a President can issue them:

Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and proclamations…

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Hey, Jen! It’s me — “future Jen”. Yes, that sounds impossible. You’re gonna have to trust me (even though you don’t trust anyone right now.)

I know you really want to quit your ballet class. When you were a little kid, it was fun. Somewhere along the way it got exhausting and stressful. You got your first pair of toe shoes when you were nine (which was way too young) and your feet never stopped hurting.

Our parents get angry every time you outgrow your toe shoes, leotards, or tights, but they won’t let you quit ballet. Over and over…

Jen Thorpe

Freelance writer with invisible illnesses and chronic pain. Poet, podcaster, video game player, creator of strange artwork, they/them @OwnkaMav

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