Amy Schumer, Eva Longoria, Tarana Burke, and others say Biden stimulus checks should go monthly to moms

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Fifty female celebrities, business leaders, and activists have signed an open letter to President Joe Biden asking for a “Marshall Plan for Moms.” What do comedian Amy Schumer, actress Eva Longoria, Planned Parenthood president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke, and Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd have in common this morning? Read Full Story

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Biden stimulus checks update: What the GOP compromise plan could mean for third payments

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Under the GOP proposal, only certain Americans would get a third stimulus check. President Joe Biden is eager to pass legislation that would get another round of stimulus checks out to all Americans. Under Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposal, the president wants another stimulus check, this time worth $1,400, to go out ASAP. The amount of Biden’s proposed economic impact payment would be the largest one-off COVID-19 stimulus payment Americans have received yet. Read Full Story

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Biden and Trump have wildly different visions for healthcare in America

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Here are the most important elements of each presidential candidate’s plans for healthcare coverage, COVID-19, and the opioid crisis. While President Trump and former vice president Biden hardly talked about their healthcare policy at their two debates, both have a distinct vision for how healthcare in the U.S. should change. The two candidates are about as far apart as they can get on the subject. Below is a primer on their plans for healthcare policy, COVID-19, and the opioid crisis. Read Full Story

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Spotify founder Daniel Ek expands his Brilliant Minds Foundation, adds new CEO

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Incoming leader Annastasia Seebohm plans to revive the signature Brilliant Minds summit in Stockholm in June 2022. Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek plans to expand the reach of his Brilliant Minds Foundation, even as the nonprofit’s signature annual event—a two-day summit in Stockholm that has attracted attendees such as President Barack Obama, Pharrell Williams, Naomi Campbell, and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon—is on a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Read Full Story

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President Biden, appoint a fashion czar!

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The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of the world’s carbon emissions. It needs to be regulated like other big sectors. President Biden, while your administration is hard at work tackling emissions from the automobile and energy industries, there seem no plans to regulate fashion, which produces 10% of global carbon emissions. American fashion companies are also responsible for a panoply of human rights violations, from COVID-19 outbreaks in factories to relying on slave labor . You have an opportunity to take on this deeply problematic sector by creating a new White House position: It’s time to appoint a Fashion Czar. Read Full Story

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