Day: March 15, 2020

The Strength of our Vote-the Political landscape

Excerpts from Copyright © *2020* *Afro-descendant Confederation USA*, All rights reserved. 

The Strength of our Vote-the Political landscape

Votes determine transactions of power worth many billions of dollars. Sovereigns or nations have a high net worth. The real estate barons under this. Each vote has a value like a piece of stock. A nation is virtually a piece of stock and each time you give your consent to another people you have given your stock away for nothing. 

The Human Rights Defenders invite you to a series of selected Sunday talks and conversations up to the 2020 elections-



Choose your approach:
1. The so-called Safe vote for Joe Biden
2. The socialist democratic model of Bernie Sanders
3. The Socialist Democratic Model of the Afro-Descendent Nation Confederated.

I am a member of the International Bar on the Committees of War Crimes and the Committee on Indigenous Peoples and Chief Facilitator of the Afro-descendant Nation.
Human Rights Professor Cecile Johnson and I invite you to be present online tomorrow Sunday, March 8th at 1:00 P.M EST for man evidenced-based perspective of the three political choices that you have today.* 

*These choices may slightly change tomorrow if Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders receives the nomination, or remarkably if the Afro-descendant Nation Confederated expanded to 500,000 or 1 million citizens.


WE ARE GOING TO PRESENT AN OPEN POLITICAL RECORD AND BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THE LINE THAT WE MUST CROSS “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything.”
― Harriet Tubman


One last thing-Registration for Citizenship is available online

You can register you and your family and start receiving benefits notice, newsletter, update on protections, conferences, and elections.

Illinois Tollway to Implement All-Electronic Tolling as Precaution Against Spread of Coronavirus

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 In an effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, the Illinois Tollway will be temporarily converting to all-electronic tolling. As a valued I-PASS customer, nothing will change for you with regard to your travel. You already enjoy the benefits of I-PASS toll rates and an entirely open tolling system. 

However, customers who currently use coins and currency will now be required to pass through the system and pay online, as we are temporarily suspending the use of manual toll collection and automatic toll payment machines in an effort to reduce interpersonal and person-to-surface contact across our system. In addition, we will be closing our in-person customer service centers as well. 

These measures are being implemented to protect the safety and well being of our customers, employees, and the general public. Throughout this time our maintenance teams, traffic operations center and our HELP Truck operations will remain operational to assist motorist and keep you safe.   

Given our customer service centers will be closed, we are asking for your patience as our customer service call center volumes may be higher than usual. We’d ask that you do all you can to manage your accounts online at which includes a full suite of resources to manage all aspects of your account. is your best resource to keep your account up to date. 

To support family who may not be I-PASS customers, at any time you may add their plates to your account for a specified period of time to assist them in paying their tolls.  This feature can be accessed at, and plates can be added or removed at any time. Learn how to add an account here. At this time, our I-PASS partner Jewel-Osco has I-PASS transponders available which can be activated online if you find yourself in need of additional transponders. 

Below is further information that is being shared by businesses, health care providers, and community stakeholders on how to approach this current healthcare situation.  Please take a moment to read.

Thank you for your continued support of the Illinois Tollway. 

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, in the absence of medications or vaccines, community mitigation measures are the first line of defense against highly transmissible infectious diseases. Preventative actions should be practiced by Illinoisans at all times, but especially as the state continues to monitor potential spread of this new virus.

IDPH Resources

UPDATED: The Public Schedule for Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot – March 15, 2020



March 15, 2020


Mayor’s Press Office



Mayor Lightfoot will join Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner Rhee to update on the City’s efforts to address long lines and operational impact created by federal procedures for COVID-19.


11:30 A.M. 



O’Hare International Airport 

Chicago, Illinois 60666 

Terminal 5 – Arrivals Level, Inside Door 5D 


Mayor Lightfoot will join Governor Pritzker and public health experts to provide an update on COVID-19.


2:30 P.M. 



Thompson Center, 15th Floor, Blue Room 

100 W. Randolph St. 

Chicago, Illinois

CDC: How to Protect Yourself: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Excerpts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention                                                                                


Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.


Know How it Spreads

Illustration: woman sneezing on man
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take steps to protect yourself

Illustration: washing hands with soap and water

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Illustration: Woman quarantined to her home

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

man in bed

Stay home if you’re sick

woman covering their mouth when coughing

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
man wearing a mask

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
cleaning a counter

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

    Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

What you need to know about handwashing link with image of soapy handwashing

Uber Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources & Updates

Excerpts from Uber at



The safety and well-being of everyone who uses Uber is always our priority. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking steps to help keep our communities safe.



Steps we are taking Supporting public health authorities

Helping affected drivers and delivery people

Helping to keep cars clean

Giving you options for food delivery

Upholding our Community Guidelines