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What Issues Are at Stake in This Election?

Clean & Healthy Environment

  • Experts say we have just under a decade as a society to halt and reverse the impacts of climate change. (United Nations)
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forecast a 2.5 to 10 degree Fahrenheit increase over the next century. (NASA)
  • The majority of these changes are derived from greenhouse gases created by human activity. (NASA)

LGBTQ+ Rights

  • Adoption rights for LGBTQ+ parents have been at-risk under the Trump administration. (NBC News)
  • On Oct. 5, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito chastised the 2015 ruling Obergefell v. Hodges, which gave the constitutional right of marriage to same-sex couples in the U.S., saying it held “ruinous consequences for religious liberty.” (NPR)
  • No fewer than 30 transgender or non-gender conforming people have been killed in 2020 alone, with a majority being Black or Latina. (HRC)

Racial Justice

  • Jobs: The unemployment rate for Black citizens during the pandemic’s peak in February - April was higher than that of white. (Economic Policy Institute)
  • Housing: Despite the Fair Housing Act passing in 1968, Black people still suffer the largest disparities in home segregation levels among all racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. (Center for American Progress)
  • Police reform: A Black person is five times more likely to be stopped by police without just cause than a white person. (NAACP)

Gun Reform

  • There were more mass shootings in 2019 than days in the year. (CBS News)
  • Gun violence is the leading cause of premature death in the U.S. (Apha)
  • In early 2017, Trump signed a bill to roll back an Obama administration regulation that made it harder for people with mental illness to purchase guns. (ABC News)

Women’s Right to Reproductive Healthcare

  • Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the abortion reform bill, Roe v. Wade is at risk. (AP News)
  • Planned Parenthood left behind a $260 million Title X federal funding program after a dispute with the Trump administration in 2019. (AP News)
  • Research shows when women are denied abortions, they are four times more likely to live below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). (ANSIRH)

Affordable Healthcare

  • Despite being in the midst of the pandemic, the Trump administration has pushed the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (MarketWatch)
  • The Trump Administration has expressed the desire to repeal funding and coverage for low-income adults through Medicaid. (CBPP)
  • The average cost of a COVID-19 hospital stay for someone with in-network health insurance is $38,221. (Fair Health)