This Mental Health Awareness Month, Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration have the opportunity to create policy solutions that address the oppressive systems contributing to the youth mental health crisis and make bold moves to ensure a safe and hospitable planet.
Teachers are experiencing a mental health crisis that’s pushing them out of the profession. With the transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic; attacks on critical race theory and social emotional learning; and the teacher shortage, teaching is more stressful than ever.
Worker movements, labor unions, and collective bargaining agreements have worked to combat racial and gender disparities. Expanding this focus to environmental justice is essential for establishing a just economic system that benefits the entire nation.
While Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is dedicated to much-needed physical infrastructure projects, Congress has failed to support the child care needs of men and women who are needed to do the work.