Dear Friend,

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that's 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. If everyone who tunes into Democracy Now! signed up for a monthly donation of just $10, we could cover our operating costs for the entire year. Please do your part today. Right now, a generous donor will even DOUBLE your first monthly gift, which means it’ll go twice as far! This is a challenging time for us all, but if you're able to start a new monthly donation, please don’t delay. We’re counting on your support. Thank you and remember, wearing a mask is an act of love.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.


Beloved Brooklyn Teacher Sandra Santos-Vizcaino Dies at 54 of COVID-19

HeadlineApr 03, 2020

In New York City, a beloved Brooklyn elementary school teacher has died from complications of COVID-19. Sandra Santos-Vizcaino was described by the community as a generous, talented teacher and an amazing hugger who pushed and supported her students unconditionally. Santos-Vizcaino was a third-grade teacher at Prospect Heights’ P.S. 9 who had been working as an educator for over two decades. She was a member of the Association of Dominican American Supervisors and Administrators and was awarded the outstanding education leader award in the Dominican Republic for her education work on the island. Before her death, Santos-Vizcaino had been building her dream home with her husband in the Dominican Republic, looking forward to retiring there one day. She’s also survived by her two children. She was 54 years old.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation