Essential, Not Expendable
Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are both global crises, but here in Washington, DC the effects are very local. And while both of these crises impact everyone, they do not impact everyone equally.
Early data shows that Black and Brown communities are getting sick and dying from COVID-19 at much higher rates than white communities. The federal bailout package excludes immigrant workers from cash assistance and of people are sitting in jails, prisons and ICE detention centers around the region and across the country, facing a potential death sentence as COVID-19 spreads in the tight quarters of their institutions unless they are released soon.
On April 27 at 2pm, we're holding a moving protest with cars and bicycles to celebrate the front line workers who are keeping us safe during the pandemic and confront the politicians and corporate executives that are putting our communities at risk.