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COVID-19 is affecting all Georgians, especially Black, Brown and Indigenous folks, who are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates than their White neighbors. The President and other elected officials have falsely blamed this illness on people of Asian descent, fueling assaults against Asian Americans. At the same time Black folks are targets of ongoing violence by white supremacist police and vigilantes. Both are symptoms of America’s racism, and we can’t solve one crisis without addressing the other.
Racism is a health crisis. It kills mamas as they give birth, robs immigrants of health coverage, forces folks to work low wage jobs with no paid leave, and countless other acts of oppression. We need elected officials to step up and speak out for our communities.
At this event, community members will share their personal experience with important health issues and tell elected officials how they should meet community health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
With the state legislature planning to return to work on June 11th, we are making our demands NOW. We need our lawmakers to pass legislation that will directly impact the health of Georgians and strengthen our communities in the face of this pandemic.
1) Healthcare for new moms (House Bill 1114)
2) Hospital care for poor folks (Senate Bill 395)
3) Time to care for ailing loved ones (Senate Bill 408)
4) Our medicine when we need it (Senate Bill 391)
5) Action to stop police brutality*
*Although there currently is no live bill that addresses police brutality, we plan to voice this need to legislators and to ask how they plan to address this problem.
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