Navigating Coronavirus — June 8

Navigating Coronavirus
3 min readJun 8, 2020

We are dedicating this morning’s entire email to lifting up the activism over the weekend, new resources available, and some of the recent polling on the protests and police brutality.

On Wednesday, we will begin releasing new Navigator data on some of these issues, as well as the latest on the coronavirus pandemic still plaguing the country and, disproportionately, people of color.

It’s been 101 days since President Trump said we’d soon have zero cases of coronavirus in the U.S. We now have 2 million cases and more than 112,000 deaths.

PUBLIC OPINION ON THE PROTESTS FOR JUSTICE

  • NYT: “Driven by the Black Lives Matter movement, this shift has primed the country for a new groundswell — one that has quickly earned the sympathy of most Americans, polling shows.”
  • Monmouth University poll >> “76 percent of Americans — including 71 percent of white people — called racism and discrimination ‘a big problem’ in the United States.”
  • 78% said demonstrators’ anger was fully or somewhat justified.
  • NPR/PBS/Marist poll: 62% call the demonstrations following George Floyd’s death, “mostly legitimate protests.”
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: 8-in-10 Americans believe the country is out of control.
  • NPR: “67% said Trump has mostly increased racial tensions, including 92% of Democrats, 73% of independents, 88% of Africans Americans and 63% of whites.”

WHAT THE PROTESTS HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ALREADY

In a short period of time, these demonstrations are already making real change. Below are just some highlights — but check out a more comprehensive list here.

To be continued . . .

MORE WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

Last week we shared some resources that could be helpful for those who, like us, want to show solidarity with our neighbors protesting against racism and police brutality. You can check out that list here. Here are some other ways to get involved:

If you know of an organization doing good work in this space, please don’t hesitate to send it our way for us to consider in future calls to action.

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Navigating Coronavirus is a joint project of Governing for Impact, Groundwork Collaborative, The Hub Project, and Navigator Research.

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Navigating Coronavirus

A daily product to help you navigate Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and government response efforts. A project informed by @NavigatorSurvey.