All Americans, along with much of the world, are now facing severe direct and indirect consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. While our federal, state, and local governments continue to respond to the rapidly evolving global situation, we each have an important role to play in ensuring that all members of our communities are safe, recognized, and supported.
At All In Together, we recognize that at the heart of civic engagement is community power and the ability of individuals from different backgrounds and beliefs to achieve progress together during times of challenge and uncertainty.
This Take Action Tuesday, take action by supporting those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Influence Legislation. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) is currently awaiting action in the Senate, after passing with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. This bill focuses on guaranteeing paid leave for individuals who are sick or are caring for family members, among other relief measures. Follow this link to send a message to your Senator today.
- Support Survivors of Gender-Based Violence. Survivors of gender-based violence, and especially domestic violence, face increased risk while faced with increased social isolation and directives to stay at home. Educate yourself and others with these resources from AIT partners, and ask your local shelters and survivor-support organizations how you can help.
- Support Small Businesses. Across the country, small business are facing extreme challenges as demand drops and people engage in social distancing. Support small businesses when stocking up on the essentials, and support local restaurants by ordering takeout when you are able. Uber Eats has waived all delivery fees for orders from independently owned restaurants.
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