We've committed to volunteering our team's time to activism. Each employee gets paid to spend a minimum of two hours per week on activism.
This week we're addressing a variety of issues that have a high impact on marginalized communities. We're contacting government to demand accountability for police brutality and ICE detention. We're also writing and calling to demand safe access to voting rights, communications services, food security and PPE for individuals who need it the most.
Below is a list of what we're doing this week - it's organized so you can easily join us in enacting change. We've also complied a section of ongoing resources that have come in handy throughout this process.
At the bottom of this post, you can find some thoughts from us about the activism work we did this week.
→ Write to Congress to show supportfor theCOVID-19 Compassion and Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act (part of the HEROES act) to allow for affordable access to communication for incarcerated people
→ Call your local representative (find themhere) todemand that lawmakers provide robust guidelines to ensure schools are safe to reopen
→ Read RAICES letter to Daniel Bible, ICE San Antonio Field Office Director, and thenuse this form to send a message to ICE to demand the release of all immigrants at risk of COVID-19
→ Phone Bank for #FreeThemAll by Raices (The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Service)
→ Email Congress to maintain funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which feeds families struggling with food insecurity
→ Call the FCC to advocate against the discontinuation of the Lifeline program which provides accessible phone services for poor people, people of color, seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.