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  • published Rainbow PUSH is Celebrating Class of 2021 in Events 2021-05-11 03:43:22 -0700

    Rainbow PUSH is Celebrating Class of 2021

    Rainbow PUSH would like to celebrate the graduating class of 2021!

    -Send us your graduation photo
    -your name & name of your school

    Deadline June 15,2021
    #PUSHgrads
    Twitter: @RevJJackson
    IG: @RevJJackson
    FB: RainbowPUSHCoalition
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    May 02, 2021 at 6pm - June 15, 2021 at 6pm
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  • Leave politics out of international race to vaccinate the world against COVID-19

    The pandemic is truly a global threat that requires a global mobilization.

    On the outskirts of New Delhi, a man carries a relative who is suffering from COVID-19 to an oxygen support center.
    Getty

    India is now ground zero for COVID-19.

    On Saturday, it suffered a record of more than 335,000 new infections and more than 4,000 deaths in one day. Hospitals are running out of oxygen and beds. Morgues and crematoria are overwhelmed.

    In total, a staggering 22.6 million people in India have been infected, with 246,116 deaths.

    With 1.3 billion people, India is the second most populous country in the world. From across the country and across the world, there are increasing demands that Prime Minister Narendra Modi order a lockdown of the country to help staunch the spread of the virus.

    This may be imperative, but one can understand the reluctance to do it. When Modi enforced a 21-day lockdown last year, it helped squelch the spread of the disease but caused a 24% economic contraction in the first quarter of 2020 and widespread desperation among India’s large numbers of migrant workers.

    More recently, at the same time Modi put off another lockdown, he displayed Trumpian irresponsibility by holding a mass political rally with thousands of largely maskless people crowded together and refusing to halt the huge Hindu pilgrimage of millions to bathe in the Ganges River. To some extent, as The Lancet, a medical journal, noted, this is a “self-inflicted catastrophe.”

    With India in distress and much of the world desperate for access to vaccine supplies, supplier nations have been slow to respond. China is by far the largest supplier of vaccines, having shipped more than 240 million doses to countries across the world, more than the rest of the world combined. China promises to ship 500 million more.

    China, fierce rival of India, immediately stepped in to promise to supply countries that India was forced to cut off to fight its own outbreak. China’s vaccine is not as effective as those developed by Pfizer and Moderna, but it surely is better than nothing.

    Last week, the Biden administration finally challenged the U.S. drug industry, announcing that the White House would support an international waiver of intellectual property protections on COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic. This is a long overdue measure, but if the industry continues to resist, the negotiations are likely to take months that the world can ill afford. Though the companies benefited greatly from government subsidies and guaranteed purchases — and have seen their profits and stocks soar — they have a large stake in controlling production to ensure continued profits over time.

    The Biden administration decision — if aggressively enforced — will put public health over private profit.

    As the pandemic rages in India and Brazil, it poses a continued threat to the world. If it isn’t brought under control everywhere, new variants will develop and most likely spread, even to countries that have succeeded in inoculating their populations. The pandemic is truly a global threat that requires a global mobilization.

    At the national level, global cooperation has been slow to develop. Instead, the surge to supply countries in need is propelled less from a unified global effort and more from a competitive national “vaccine diplomacy,” with India, China, Russia and now the U.S. vying to win hearts and minds through vaccine supplies.

    Fighting the pandemic isn’t just the responsibility of governments. This is a global, human tragedy. The pandemic spreads through the air, so no people are safe unless all are safe. We need at outpouring of citizen action — telethons by stars and musicians, increased donations from foundations, mobilization of volunteers, ramping up of production of supplies — to ensure that vaccines are available and citizens are mobilized to receive them. We need increased global efforts to get the vaccine into rural areas and into the poorest ghettos and barrios of the poorest nations.

    Joe Biden announced that he would rely on science for advice, but we can’t rely on science or on government alone. Popular mobilization is essential.

    If we are to address common global threats such as contagions or climate change or nuclear war, we must develop a global perspective. Now it becomes ever more apparent that, as Dr. Martin Luther King taught long ago, “all life is interrelated. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality; tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. ... As long as diseases are rampant ... no man can be totally healthy, even if he just got a clean bill of health from the finest clinic in America.”

    In the global struggle to meet the threat of Covid-19, this basic truth is more important than ever.

    Send letters to [email protected].

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  • This bad law drives a stake into democracy in Georgia. It must be reversed.

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  • Dr. King would be marching with those who seek to make it easier to vote. He would be appalled by George Floyd’s murder, but not surprise.
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  • published George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in Weekly Commentary 2021-04-13 13:08:07 -0700

    George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would set smart national standards for police behavior

    Most African Americans want protection from crime. They don’t want to get rid of the police, they want to turn them from a threat to an ally.
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  • published confidence in vaccine in Press Releases 2021-02-24 10:04:54 -0800

    Scientific community must reach out to African Americans to bolster confidence in vaccine

    On Friday, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was honored to be accompanied by Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the brilliant African-American viral immunologist who is a rock star in the field of immunology science.

    From Dr. Corbett’s post at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, she led the team that performed the scientific miracle of developing and testing the Moderna vaccine in record time. Now she is working to overcome the widespread hesitancy in the black community about vaccination. Vaccination is imperative to save lives, particularly for African Americans, disproportionately the greatest victims of the virus.

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  • published What Happened On January 6, 2021 in Press Releases 2021-02-24 10:02:03 -0800

    What Happened On January 6, 2021

    By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

    Be very clear. What happened on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup d’etat that had an inside and outside dimension and strategy! It was an undemocratic effort by President Donald Trump and over 150 Republicans to reject the popular votes of the American people in the 2020 presidential election and replace them with their own Electoral College Votes. They rejected the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and tried to keep Donald Trump in office for a second term.

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  • Now that Donald Trump’s baseless lies about voter fraud have been summarily dismissed by the courts, perhaps some attention can be paid to the true threat to free and fair elections: systemic and massive voter suppression.

    Voter suppression, not voter fraud, could have critically important effects in Senate runoff elections in Georgia that will determine which party controls the majority in the U.S. Senate.

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  • As we turn to a new year, the spotlight shines on the new president and the new administration. Even as he assumes center stage in Washington, profound questions remain about Joe Biden’s plans.

    His initial appointments have been solid, diverse, experienced and capable, drawn overwhelmingly from the established center of the party.

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  • Gun violence spiked across the country in 2020, the most violent year in decades. 19,000 were killed in shootings, the highest death toll in 20 years (and that does not include gun suicides). Mass shootings — defined as four or more shot in an incident — also rose drastically to over 600.

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  • published What Happened On January 6, 2021 in Weekly Commentary 2021-02-17 05:10:45 -0800

    What Happened On January 6, 2021

    By Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

    Be very clear. What happened on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup d’etat that had an inside and outside dimension and strategy! It was an undemocratic effort by President Donald Trump and over 150 Republicans to reject the popular votes of the American people in the 2020 presidential election and replace them with their own Electoral College Votes. They rejected the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and tried to keep Donald Trump in office for a second term.

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  • published confidence in vaccine in Press Releases 2021-02-16 09:41:57 -0800

    Scientific community must reach out to African Americans to bolster confidence in vaccine

    On Friday, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was honored to be accompanied by Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the brilliant African-American viral immunologist who is a rock star in the field of immunology science.

    From Dr. Corbett’s post at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, she led the team that performed the scientific miracle of developing and testing the Moderna vaccine in record time. Now she is working to overcome the widespread hesitancy in the black community about vaccination. Vaccination is imperative to save lives, particularly for African Americans, disproportionately the greatest victims of the virus.

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  • published Executive Staff in Who We Are 2021-02-06 11:20:49 -0800

    Executive Staff




     

    President & Founder

    Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.,

     

    Rainbow PUSH Coalition Executive Staff

    Chief Administrative Officer
    Rev. Dr. S. Todd Yeary, Esq.

    Chief Operations Officer
    David Day
    Chief of Staff | Scheduler for Rev. Jackson
    John Mitchell

    Senior Advisor to Rev. Jackson |
    National Director, PUSH for Excellence
    Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson, Esq.

     

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  • published Press Releases in News 2021-02-01 07:24:08 -0800

    Rev. Jesse Jackson takes Covid-19 Vaccine

    Scientific community must reach out to African Americans to bolster confidence in vaccine

    On Friday, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was honored to be accompanied by Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, the brilliant African-American viral immunologist who is a rock star in the field of immunology science.

    From Dr. Corbett’s post at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, she led the team that performed the scientific miracle of developing and testing the Moderna vaccine in record time. Now she is working to overcome the widespread hesitancy in the black community about vaccination. Vaccination is imperative to save lives, particularly for African Americans, disproportionately the greatest victims of the virus.

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