When a neighbor, or a stranger, is in distress, injured, or in need, None of us think to first ask what their ethnic background is or how they got to this country. Our human instincts kick in and our first action is to offer help, we should be able to trust our selected representatives to act the same way to work for the well-being of EVERYONE living in their district or state or country, not just those who voted for them, or even just those who can vote.
The US Congress has failed this simple standard in the most recent stimulus package to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
The people that I’m talking about are the most endangered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who bear the burden of essential jobs that our country’s existence rests on, yet they are the ones most abandoned by both houses of Congress.
This crisis touches undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents and citizens alike. At a time when we are all equally suspectible to this rampant disease, no one‘s immigration status should be used to decide who does and doesn’t get help.
Even those who feel that undocumented immigrants “don’t belong” here should ask themselves if these neighbors’ and coworkers’ perceived infraction deserves a death sentence. Even legislators who see these Human beings as a political liability should think twice before cosigning them to dangers from which none of us are immune.
•Undocumented Workers Fund•
I created this go fund me with a dream to help out immigrant families that have been screwed by the American system and have little to no resources or financial help during this pandemic.
They are part of the front line troops, We need them as much as we need nurses and doctors at the hospital. They’re the ones that are putting food on American tables right now.
At this time of crisis while so many of our neighbors need us. I would like to be the voice for many and I need your help! We need to utilize our network in our community to help families get through this crisis, whether it’s by paying for a bag of groceries, paying for utilities or giving them grants so they can stay at home during this pandemic.
An estimated 7.6 million of the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country are part of the workforce.
They are an important part of the economy, and they’re an important part of our economic health and important part of work that’s being lost.
To clarify, $1200 checks are only going to some with social security numbers, NOT immigrants with tax IDs (ITINs)
Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get NOTHING. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon!
Imagine being worried about going to work during the pandemic and getting infected or infecting others if you were to contract the virus but you can’t afford NOT to work, and on top of that you have to come home to your family endangering the people you love most.
Many Undocumented workers are the backbone of Los Angeles service, Hospitality, meat-packing plants poultry plants, manufacturing and construction any and every person that is hired to work the jobs most Americans would choose not to do. We need them as much as they need us right now!
When the most vulnerable in our community is at risk, our whole community is at risk!
Please Help me help them!
Thank you in advance
•To be eligible for the fund, immigrants must
live in Los Angeles County and have experienced a loss of income due to reduced hours, temporarily not working, or loss of job because of the pandemic.
•Preference will be given to those who are unable to qualify for other benefits.
•Priority will be given to applicants with more than one person dependent on their income, including the applicant themself.
For example, applicant + 1 dependent = 2 dependents.
•If you are donating and know a family in need please contact us so we can help.
•$100+ donations will receive a digital art print by me. Please email with shipping information after you have made your donation.
In the words of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The ultimate measure of a man (or a woman) it’s not where he or she stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he (or she) stands at times of challenge and controversy”
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