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How The Future of Georgia’s Communities of Color Can Be Decided on January 5th
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November 13, 2020

Now as COVID-19 cases continue to surge and relief remains elusive, it is even more important that people of color understand just how much is at stake in the U.S. Senate run-offs and feel empowered to participate in the democratic process again. It is unusual for a state to elect two Senators at once, but Georgians will do so because one of the contests is a special election to fill the remaining two years of the previous Senator’s term. With two seats to fill, it is especially vital that everyone take a stand and vote.

CHN’s COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship November 13, 2020
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November 13, 2020

The we’re-increasingly-alarmed-yet-a-tad-bit-optimistic edition. COVID-19 is burning through America’s heartland like a California wildfire. Over the past week, there has been an average of 134,078 new cases a day, an increase of 72 percent from the average two weeks earlier. The U.S. may soon see new confirmed cases climb above 200,000 a day – a figure that would have been unfathomable when daily cases peaked at over 70,000 new cases a day last July. In multiple states, hospital officials warned that the current spike is straining resources and sidelining the very staffers needed to care for sick people.

COVID-19 and the “shecession:” Millions of women drop out of workforce, threatening 50 years of progress 
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November 13, 2020

Monica Marling used to work as a waitperson at Avenue Eats in Wheeling, West Virginia. When the pandemic hit, she lost her job, just like millions of others in the service industry. Monica is part of the “shecession.” Millions of women have left the workforce – some because their jobs in the hospitality industry evaporated, but many others, particular those with elementary-school age children, because of children who have to learn virtually at home and due to a lack of affordable childcare. 

CHN’s COVID-19 Watch: Tracking Hardship November 6, 2020
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November 6, 2020

The we’re-still-counting-votes-and-COVID-cases edition. Even as a record number of Americans cast ballots in Tuesday’s election, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. reached staggering levels. For the first time, we surpassed 100,000 new cases in a single day. Case levels have reached alarming new records in recent days as outbreaks continue to grow across the country. Weekly infection rates reached record levels in nearly half the country in late October. Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Dakota are among the states struggling to handle the onslaught of cases amid shortages of both nurses – who themselves are infected or in quarantine – and ICU beds.

Protecting against election misinformation: Some tips and defenses 
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November 2, 2020

With the help of the internet and social media, there are countless voices from every corner of the globe voicing moving ideas and compelling statements. But not everyone who shares has the best of intentions. Here are some helpful guidelines regarding what to do and what not to do when consuming information from your social media feeds to protect yourself – and others -- from false material. 

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