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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

School Aged Children without Meals

Lots of children get their most foundational meals in the classroom. This is one of the major failings of distance learning. How can we help children in the community get their school meals?

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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Voter Safety: Absentee & Vote-by-Mail Ballot Education Selected

The United States has an infamously disjointed election system with each state, county, and even sometimes individual cities having different election processes. As we continue to face down this pandemic, election day nears ever closer and we need to act decisively, and at a large scale, to help voters register for absentee or vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots and understand how they work. Countless studies have shown that voting... more »

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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Económico y psicológico

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"You cannot work in essential places where you do not know in what working conditions we work. Fast food! Psychologically, you are afraid of infecting yourself and your family members for a minimum wage. The government tells you to stay home and the EDD denies you aid if you make more than $ 100 per week. As if your expenses were $ 400 per week. President Trump's executive law is ridiculous and inhumane.... more »
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Homeless

Me my family lost everything due cov-19 my job my place now homelessness in motel I don't have any transportation look work and I don't have enough benfits cover my motel it's me my son he's 14 I want work have no way look for work application for work mostly have be put onlline I can do it on my phone me my family need help find resources help room help find work please any help due my son needs clothes we just need... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Technology help needed

Adults who are unfamiliar with, or lack access to, technology are not able to connect with many safety net and supportive services. Many individuals are motivated to learn, but cannot connect with help, because they do not know how to engage with computers, or lack access to the internet.

Individuals with vision impairment cannot connect with resources via technology, as their in-person help is limited due to pandemic... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Mom in urgent need of financial help and ride or a vehicle problem

I'm a mom who needs financial help with keeping our motel room or putting a down payment on a place to rent cuz we've lost everything due to Corona 19 Corona virus our jobs our home our vehicles everything. So we have no way to get to her daughter who is in Birmingham Alabama and having major issues with the people she is staying with and she needs to come home and I have no family or friends to help us so we need to... more »
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Civil Justice Response Hampered

We've had a resurgence in our community's want to hold marches, rallys, film screenings, voter education and registration events, to speak at City Council and School Board meetings and hold social events to bring communities together, in celebration of Black Lives, and demand for their equity in a myriad of contexts.

But people are hesitant to come out, and are taxed to even participate from home, due to health risks... more »
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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Safety for undocumented individuals

Although this is a huge issue in the U.S, how do we support undocumented workers during this time? Many are on the frontlines of the COVID Response but are receiving little to no financial assistance. They are also being exposed to the virus at an alarming rate.

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COVID-19 Response: Invisible Problems

Childcare for low income families esp. emerging english learners

The pandemic has heightened demand and reduced availability of affordable local childcare options. Barriers: cost, more limited opening hours, lack of transportation, lack of support to apply for state voucher support (in MA) by traditional school Extended Day program, unclear where there is local availability.