Guaranteeing six months of paid leave will bring us closer to economic justice for workers and ensures newborn children or children who are sick can get the care they need from a parent without thrusting Paid Family and Medical into upheaval, to give all children in America the opportunities they deserve, this comprehensive children's agenda will protect their rights, ensure they have access to health care and high quality education, and dramatically reduce child poverty.
We had over 200 years of slavery, we had Jim Crow for almost a century. We had legalized discrimination, segregation and now we have segregation and discrimination that is not legal but still exists and is a barrier to progress. We have disparities around housing. We have disparities around education. We have disparities around income. And we have to recognize that everybody did not start out on an equal footing in this country. And in particular black people have not.
People with PTSD tend to act out. They tend to self medicate. Which means they're going to be on drugs or they may be an alcoholic. And then they're going to get into fights and they have a really short fuse. And guess what happens ? All of a sudden you don't qualify for VA. That's wrong because again we are not taking into account the way we have designed or enforcing the system the realities of that person's life. It's backwards !