Leila Ettachfini

texting

Sorry, I'm Too Busy Doing Nothing to Text Back

Why it's so hard to reply to people, including the ones you love, right now.
Leila Ettachfini
5.12.20
Student debt

House Democrats Push to Cancel Student Debt Because of Coronavirus

The bill for the next COVID-19 relief package is expected next week. Will it include up to $30k in student debt relief?
Leila Ettachfini
5.8.20
ramadan

Muslims Observing Ramadan Are Providing Critical Coronavirus Relief

Inspired by Ramadan, several Muslim organizations and individuals are donating their time and money to aid those hit hard by COVID-19.
Leila Ettachfini
5.6.20
Religion

Orthodox Jews Were Blamed for Spreading COVID. Now They're Donating Plasma

Several Orthodox communities have faced high rates of coronavirus as well as discrimination. Through some quick organizing, thousands who survived COVID-19 are donating their plasma to help others.
Leila Ettachfini
4.30.20
Graduation

High Schools Across the Country Are Turning to Drive-Through Graduations

Do you want fries with that?
Leila Ettachfini
4.23.20
COVID-19

'You Just Can't Say No': Muslim Essential Workers on Working Through Ramadan

Muslim essential workers across industries prepare for the challenges of working through the coronavirus pandemic while fasting for Ramadan.
Leila Ettachfini
4.21.20
Health

Coronavirus Death Rates Are a Direct Result of Environmental Racism

Along with other forms of systemic inequality, environmental racism can cause many of the underlying conditions that make the virus particularly dangerous for black and brown communities.
Leila Ettachfini
4.14.20
Coronavirus

8 Funds That Are Collecting Money for the People Who Need It Most Right Now

The coronavirus pandemic has hit undocumented people, domestic workers, homeless people, sex workers, and other marginalized communities hardest.
Leila Ettachfini
4.8.20
Coronavirus

Gaza Was ‘An Emergency Even Before Corona.' What Happens Now?

Dr. Salam Khashan, an OB-GYN in Gaza, on what it's like to brace for COVID-19 in a place already suffering from severe medical shortages.
Leila Ettachfini
4.6.20
organizing

What Protests Look Like in a Time of Social Distancing

Organizers are getting creative as it becomes dangerous and even illegal in some places to gather in large groups.
Leila Ettachfini
3.26.20
reproductive rights

Anti-Abortion Groups Are Still Holding Protests During the Coronavirus Outbreak

“The abortion industry is still doing abortions...we are not going away unless we’re banned."
Leila Ettachfini
3.20.20
Coronavirus

States Can’t Keep Up with Surging Unemployment Claims from Coronavirus

The sudden avalanche of unemployment claims is crashing state websites.
Leila Ettachfini
3.18.20
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