#PeoplesBailout: May Day Actions and Livestream
Livestream: May 1, 2020 @ 11 AM PT (2 PM ET)
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!
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.
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:
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
Center for Popular Democracy
Climate Justice Alliance
Indigenous Environmental Network
It Takes Roots
US Climate Action Network
Working Families Party
and numerous others
View events for the week of 5/ 1/2020
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|#PeoplesBailout May Day Actions & Livestream for COVID-19 Health & Economic Justice|
|Import into your personal calendar|
|Date||Friday May 01|
|Time||11:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
|Organizer/Author||People's Bailout coalition|
|Online and actions across USA|
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 29th, 2020 10:14 AM