During our next Systemic Equality Action Session, we have two big topics to take action on together, and we’re thrilled to be joined by former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro as we take them on. Broadband access and housing are basic necessities, and everyone needs access to them as we work to achieve systemic equality.
Internet access is a basic necessity in today’s world, yet 15 percent of American households — including one-third of all Black households — do not have a broadband subscription, cutting them off from employment opportunities, education, health care, and other everyday needs.
Housing discrimination is a major contributor to racial inequality. In 2015, the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule empowered the Department of Housing and Urban Development to better enforce the nondiscrimination requirements of its programs, but a 2018 repeal of the rule leaves Black and Brown communities more vulnerable to discriminatory housing practices and denies them equal access to opportunity.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 6th from 8pm-9:30pm ET/ 5pm-6:30pm PT, for the next Systemic Equality Action Session focusing on broadband access and housing equity.
During this action session, you’ll hear from former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro about the role housing access can play in advancing racial justice. You’ll learn more about the policy change we’re working toward and how you can take action to make it a reality.
If you weren’t able to join any of our previous sessions, you can see the recording of the Kickoff session here, the Voting Rights session here, the Postal Banking session here, and the Student Debt session here.
We look forward to building power with you,
ACLU People Power