|It’s been just two months since the first case of coronavirus was reported in the United States. For many of us, two months feels like a lifetime ago. In that time, Covid-19 has upended our work, our communities, and our daily lives.
The outbreak has also exposed the gaping inequities in our economy and our healthcare system, placing millions of vulnerable people in danger -- people who are elderly, low-income, immune-compromised, incarcerated, or undocumented.
If there’s one thing this pandemic is making clear, it’s that we need massive progressive policy changes in this country: from Medicare for All, to paid sick leave, to a social safety net that can actually support working families and others during a crisis.
But there are also many people who greatly need help right now. So we’ll make this brief: If you want to support vulnerable people during the pandemic, please donate to one of these amazing organizations:
Hunkered down in our homes, it’s easy to feel isolated and alone right now. But even as we “social distance,” solidarity still connects us to each other, perhaps now more than ever. So, let’s stand with those hit hardest by this crisis. Let’s stand together.
- Feeding America supports a nationwide network of 200+ foodbanks, which will be critical to feeding millions of people as school closures and job disruptions multiply.
- UNITE HERE Education and Support Fund is a nonprofit organization supporting hospitality workers who have been displaced or laid off because of this economic crisis.
- Make the Road Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund is supporting low-income immigrants during this crisis to ensure that they are not left out of government responses.
The RootsAction Education Fund team