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#PeoplesBailout May Day Actions & Livestream for COVID-19 Health & Economic Justice

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Date:
Friday, May 01, 2020
Time:
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
People's Bailout coalition
Location Details:
Online and actions across USA

#PeoplesBailout: May Day Actions and Livestream

Livestream: May 1, 2020 @ 11 AM PT (2 PM ET)

Where: https://thepeoplesbailout.org/

On May Day - May 1, 2020 - we are coming together to make some noise and tell our stories, in solidarity with one another, and to unite our individual fights into a shared struggle.

May Day is an international day of action historically led by immigrants and workers to demonstrate strength and solidarity. What binds us together as people is stronger than what separates us and divides us. We must come together to stand in solidarity with those who are hardest hit at this moment.

Across the United States and around the world, people are asking for support, aid, and protection. They need help to receive medical care, feed their kids, stay safe, and eventually get back to work.

Amazon workers are striking for safer working conditions. Renters and homeowners are calling on landlords and banks to demand rent and mortgage cancellation. Families are demanding utility corporations put an end to water shutoffs. Small business owners are fighting big banks for access to relief funds to pay their employees. Community members are calling for the release of people trapped in unsafe jails and detention centers. Nurses and grocery workers are calling for better safety protections and pay. More than ever, it is clear: Our fights are connected.

When we join together on May Day, we’ll be louder and stronger than ever before. We’ll tell those in power - from Congress to the White House, law enforcement, corporations, landlords, and Wall Street - that we need a #PeoplesBailout - relief that is informed by the people and supports the people directly.

We need a People's Bailout that includes us all!
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DEMANDS

Any future relief or stimulus packages must expand health protections for all and get millions of people back to work in good jobs!

A people’s bailout should be rooted in justice. We demand the bailout provide a just recovery by prioritizing and funding those who have been hit first and worst by COVID-19 and the current recession including, but not limited to, Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities. We will not permit Congress to leave anyone behind - not our working families, health workers, caregivers, farmworkers, other essential workers, Black and Latinx communities, undocumented immigrants, Indigenous peoples, or people who are homeless or housing insecure.

We demand a #PeoplesBailout that upholds these 5 Principles for just COVID-19 relief and stimulus:

1. Health is the top priority, for all people, with no exceptions

2. Provide economic relief directly to the people.

3. Support rescue workers and communities, not corporate executives.

4. Make a down payment on a regenerative economy, while preventing future crises.

5. Protect our democratic process while protecting each other.

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ACTIONS

Write to Your Members of Congress: https://thepeoplesbailout.org/home/#petition

Call Your Reps: https://thepeoplesbailout.org/call-congress

Write a Letter to the Editor: https://thepeoplesbailout.org/write-a-letter-to-the-editor

Share Your Story: https://thepeoplesbailout.org/share-your-story

Join a Collective Action, such as a Car Caravan with social distancing in your area:
https://thepeoplesbailout.org/mayday

Remember: social distancing and health safety are top priority. Information on COVID-19 and staying as safe as possible can be found at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/stay-safe.html

Mask information from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
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SPONSORS:

Center for Popular Democracy
Climate Justice Alliance
Greenpeace
Indigenous Environmental Network
Indivisible
It Takes Roots
MoveOn
People's Action
Sierra Club
Sunrise Movement
US Climate Action Network
Working Families Party
and numerous others
Added to the calendar on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 10:14AM
§DIRECT LINK TO MAY DAY LIVESTREAM
by People's Bailout coalition
The People's Bailout: May Day Rally Livestream

Direct Link to Livestream: https://thepeoplesbailout.org/rally
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