People's Alliance Members --
PA has signed onto several important platforms calling for a just, progressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please sign on yourself and share widely!
- NC United for Social and Economic Survival and Beyond is demanding our state government allocate money to meet people’s urgent needs caused by COVID-19.
- Raise Up NC is calling on McDonald’s to give all its workers paid sick leave. Last week, Raise Up workers went on virtual strike for this and other demands. Hear directly from those workers on strike about why they were taking a stand here!
- The Durham Association of Educators is demanding immediate relief for NC public school employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources for the Durham community
PA is also continuing to uplift important resources for our community members in need as well as ways to provide mutual aid. This week, we’re highlighting important resources and mutual aid for Durham families with kids, nonprofits, and small businesses.Read more
PA Members --
As information and decisions change rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that PA will continue to be here for you. During this crisis, more folks are becoming aware and angry about unjust policies harming our most vulnerable populations, igniting a passion to advocate for things like paid sick leave, expansion of unemployment assistance, and equitable access to healthcare.
As such, we plan to continue to uplift important resources for our community members in need as well as ways to provide mutual aid. This week, we’re highlighting important resources and ways you can support Durham workers, living-wage employers, and small businesses.
Please read on and share this information widely.Read more
Dear People's Alliance members,
Hopefully this note finds you and your families healthy and calm amidst all the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the course of the past week, it has become apparent that we as a collective society need to be taking decisive measures to contain the virus’ spread.
Effective immediately, the People’s Alliance will move all work, meetings, and events to virtual spaces for the next two weeks. The PA Board of Directors will reassess this policy as needed going forward.
This pandemic likely has many of us sharing feelings of concern for loved ones, anxiety about jobs and income, and uncertainty about what’s to come. It’s easy to feel isolated at times like this. We at the People’s Alliance believe the best way to fight isolation is through taking action to help others.
Please read the list below to find ways that you and fellow PA members can act in solidarity with those needing support during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Even during this public health crisis, Durham proves to be as vibrant a community as ever. In the spirit of community care and mutual aid, we want to lift up some community responses to COVID-19 to which PA members can contribute their time and resources. Let’s do what we can to support our students, neighbors, and local businesses.
As local, state, and national leaders have reiterated, it is important for us to follow protocols of social distancing and practicing necessary hygiene. Despite the life-altering changes that we are collectively experiencing, let us continue to take care of each other -- and ourselves.Read more