AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Australia is the “canary in the coal mine.” Do we need a visceral traumatic moment like Australia to wake up & see the devastation to our own Country and people? Or can we acknowledge the truth of our situation and ACT! Make our own future together livable for all?

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/15/world/australia/fires-climate-change.html What we all love, this unique country, is being destroyed by inaction. We’ll punch above our weight, but we can’t do it alone. We need your help.”

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce This happened in 2008. The poor & homeless helped to evict those soon to be homeless. Meanwhile, the Corporations are making big bucks till the Economy collapses again. Before it was homeowners, now the same Corporations that owned the mortgages are now renting these properties. Big fees to be made as people become homeless, lose jobs & develop Diseases of Despair. When will we learn to stop the cycle of poverty ? We Need better pay & Regulation of Evictions

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/us/homeless-evictions-california.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Krugman assessing The Trump Administration’s position on Pollution. Greed keeps the Fossil Fuel & Coal Industries thriving, though we the People suffer and die because of their toxic pollutant by products. Who cares about People in this administration?

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/opinion/greta-thunberg-mnuchin.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce $8 Billion available to Coastal States voting for Trump plus Calif & Puerto Rico to mitigate costal erosion. What’s wrong? It’s a small amount & selective. America needs to spend $1 Trillion every year to fix infrastructure, mitigate climate events, pollution, & inequality. Money to all the People. Not a minority

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/climate/climate-change-funding-states.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Gateway project, adding to train lines from New Jersey to NY and expansion of Penn Station has been stalled by the Department of Transportation, headed by Elain Chow, Mitch McConnell’s wife. This is considered the most important Infrastructure project in the COUNTRY, Why not fund it? Partisan politics 👎

http://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/nyregion/penn-station-gateway-tunnel.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Dreadful! Another man made tragedy. When do the People’s needs supersede Corporate Greed? Transition to renewables, add jobs & save lives & our Planet 🌎

http://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/01/10/megafire-measuring-15-million-acres-forms-australia-bush-fires-merge/

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Feel Sorry for the people and wildlife that have died on Kangaroo Island. Let’s hope we never see “a fire tornado “ here! Save our lives, transition to Renewables & create jobs with decent pay Resurrect the middle class

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/07/kangaroo-island-bushfires-grave-fears-for-unique-wildlife-after-estimated-25000-koalas-killed

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Redlining , high rents, migration out of the original Black Communities led to high poverty rates in the Black LA Population. More social services , transportation & lower rents , healthcare, counseling services and education can solve our Racial divide & poverty. The money exists. Where’s Moral Investment where it counts?Building community is a step forward.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/22/us/los-angeles-homeless-black-residents.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The loss of small town newspapers is everybody’s loss. We need to hear & share in the success & failures in our Community. A local newspaper, can unite us!

http://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/21/us/local-news-lost-stories.html

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Did you know 2000 Asarco workers have been on strike for 3 months, in Arizona & Texas? Pay has been frozen for 10 yrs, no safety on vehicles & healthcare too high! All over America, labor has been mistreated! Unite, organize & let us know what products to boycott while you strike! United we stand!

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/20/us-miners-strike-wages-safety-healthcare