Welcome to Monday and the start of a brand-new week. Today is International Women’s Day. Will you #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequities??
Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on a party-line vote of 50-49. It goes back to the House for concurrence and is expected to be on the president’s desk this week.
In Utah, the 2021 legislative wrapped up Friday night. Lots of news coverage in today’s newsletter.
If you only have time for one thing today: Read about “Bloody Sunday,” March 7th, 1965. On that day, 600 people were marching towards Selma, Alabama when they were attacked on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, named for a Confederate brigadier general, Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan, and U.S. senator who stood against Black rights. Law enforcement officers beat the unarmed marchers with billy clubs and sprayed them with tear gas. The late John Lewis had his skull cracked and 54-year-old Amelia Boynton was left unconsious. President Lyndon B. Johnson stepped in and by August, he signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
37 days until the end of the Cox/Henderson administration’s first 100 days (04/14/2021) 53 days until the Biden/Harris administration’s first 100 days are up (04/30/2021)