Jeff Taylor is a journalist whose work has appeared in a number of publications including The Charlotte Observer, NewNowNext, and QNotes.
Beyond demanding an end to racial injustice, the protests have also offered an opportunity to register more people to vote.
Nearly half of low-income Philadelphians live in areas with unaffordable water bills.
“We need the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Congress to catch up with the courts and citizens of our commonwealth and nation."
While there might not be the usual parades, parties, and panel discussions, Pride Month didn’t go anywhere.
In April, Rep. Matthew Bradford, a Democrat, attempted to help frontline workers by proposing an amendment to a Republican bill that, if passed, would have increased the minimum wage for essential workers to $15 an hour.
There are still ways to contribute to the movement to fight police brutality and systemic racism if you can’t physically be present at the demonstrations.
“We move toward ending racism and promoting healing while keeping Pennsylvanians safe,” the governor said.
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