5 ways to demand justice during the COVID19 pandemic

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We are in a moment like no other in modern history. In every corner of the world, COVID-19 is upending our lives and livelihoods, and putting the most vulnerable in our communities at even greater risk. That is why, amidst this dark and difficult time, it’s been so inspiring to see the ways that people are coming together in this moment.

After seeing so much mutual aid organizing, community care, and solidarity day in and day out, I can’t help but feel that, despite the challenge, we will pull through this together.

And, as we do, we need our governments to be with us in having each others’ backs. That’s why, along with tens of thousands of people, organizations, and groups, we’ve signed onto support 5 key principles for a just COVID-19 response and recovery. Will you add your name and demand a just recovery from this pandemic?

We know that we can’t get out of one crisis by making others worse. Even before this pandemic hit, people were already struggling in the midst of a climate crisis. That’s why these principles lay out a... roadmap for responding to COVID-19 the way so many of us are, with care, compassion, and vision. Here they are:

  1. Put people’s health first, no exceptions.
  2. Provide economic relief directly to the people.
  3. Help our workers and communities, not corporate executives.
  4. Create resilience for future crises.
  5. Build solidarity and community across borders – do not empower authoritarians.

Click here to add your name in support of the 5 principles for a just recovery.

But, while we need to come together around these principles, we also can’t wait to act. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of actions you can take right now to support people in your community and demand government action for the most vulnerable in our communities:

  1. Demand a moratorium on rent, mortgage, and bills before April 1st.
  2. Call Cabinet Ministers to demand employment supports for all migrants.
  3. Speak out against man camps putting Indigenous communities at a heightened risk.
  4. Call on the government to invest in people not Big Oil.
  5. Practice community care by joining a response network near you.

We’ve put together a blog with more information on these 5 actions along with additional resources. Check it out here.

Make no mistake, these are hard times. But, together, we can make it through.

With hope,

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