Our criminal legal system disproportionately affects young people, especially young people of color. Those ages 18 to 35 make up only 30% of the U.S. adult population, but represent 60% of adult arrests and 42% of adult prison admissions.
Demand change: https://genprogress.org/take_action/take-action-demand-your-state-legislators-shrink-the-criminal-legal-system
A "denialist playbook" has been deployed to reject scientific consensuses from the health effects of tobacco to the existence and causes of climate change. The same playbook is now being used to deny facts concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-denialist-playbook/
Young people have been hit hardest by job losses caused by #COVID19. We urgently need a plan for an extended + expanded payment pause AND #CancelStudentDebt.
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