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Day of Action for Survivors & COVID-19 Relief

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Participate in a day of action on SEPTEMBER 9! Tell Congress and the White House to pass a COVID-19 relief package that includes not only economic supports for unemployed, underemployed, and low-income families, but also funding and policies specifically addressing the unique needs of survivors.

Previous COVID-19 relief packages have not included survivors of sexual assault, community-based culturally-specific organizations serving survivors in communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, or Tribal victim service programs.

What can you do?

Contact your Members of Congress and tell them to pass another COVID-19 relief package. Ask that the package includes critical funding and support for survivors. Call your Members of Congress in the morning and then tell everyone on Twitter that you did so at 10:00 am to amplify your impact.

Call 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Senators.

Then call 202-225-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative.

Finally, call the White House at 202-456-1111. If you don’t know who your Members of Congress are, enter your address HERE.

Sample script:

“My name is [your name], and I am calling from [your city and, if you are a victim advocate, your program]. The American people are relying on you to enact another COVID-19 relief package. This package cannot once again ignore the needs of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. It needs to include funding for sexual assault programs, for culturally-specific domestic violence and sexual assault programs, and for tribal programs. It also needs to increase deposits into the Crime Victims Fund, protect immigrant survivors, and provide economic stability for survivors who have to leave their jobs due to violence.”

Then join the Twitter storm at 10:00 am Pacific Time using the hashtag #CovidRelief. You can find Members’ social media handles HERE.

Additional resources (including sample tweets):

Thank you for taking action to support survivors!