WEEKLY UPDATE

Hello friends,

We hope you are staying safe and healthy. It may seem like we cannot do anything right now, but we can still call our Members of Congress!

Indivisible asks us to do two things as Congress considers an economic relief package:

  1. Call both your senators to demand they center people over profits. Even if they aren’t taking calls today (we’re hearing reports that some are), leave a voicemail. Text PPL to 977-79 and we’ll connect you, or use this call page to read through the script and get connected. If voicemail boxes are full, you can also send an email here.
  2. Record a 30 second video that says people over profits. We’re compiling videos from all over the country from people just like you with a simple message: your name, where you’re from, and that you demand a people-first response from your members of Congress. Visit our video tool, look at the camera from your computer or phone, say your name and where you’re from, and the message, “I demand Congress put people over profits.” We’ll tag your senators, and you can share with friends and neighbors to get involved in this fight.

Indivisible also has a page about the Coronavirus and what we can say to our Members of Congress. If you find yourself with a little extra free time these days, check it out!

NorCal Resist

We’d also like to call attention to the work that is being done by our friends at NorCal Resist.

In the past two days, NorCal Resist has heard from over a dozen migrant families that have lost work due to COVID-19. This weekend they delivered 19 rent support checks and emergency food bags to local undocumented and asylum seeking families who unexpectedly find themselves without work, and we know the need will continue to grow.

These families aren’t able to access Unemployment or Disability Insurance, leaving them particularly vulnerable to eviction. While the City of Sacramento has acted to halt evictions, folks living in Sacramento and other surrounding counties do not have these protections.

If you are able, NorCal Resist would be grateful for you to join their  monthly sustainer team. You may make a one-time or recurring donation HERE.

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