Dear Member of Congress,
We have already imagined what liberated, well-funded, safe, and protected Black and Brown communities look like. Now, it’s time that we take action. COVID-19 exposed our infrastructures (or lack thereof) in the worst of ways. When our communities needed medical assistance, we were sent police officers. When we needed resources for food, we were sent police officers. When people could no longer afford to pay rent, they were policed instead. Our communities need easily accessible resources and services, not over-policing during a health pandemic.
The BREATHE Act will ensure that our political leaders invests in our communities through education, housing, healthcare, mental health services, and address the needs of the people living in low-income communities including but not limited to: youth, elders, immigrants, healthcare workers and other essential workers, people living without shelter, public housing residents, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and gender nonconforming people, women, informal economy workers, and the many Americans who have or may become newly unemployed or homeless as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic period.
Too many Black lives have been lost and finally, we have a federal bill that reflects OUR beliefs, OUR needs, and the future we want to see for OUR communities. We are proud to partner with the Movement for Black Lives to amplify and support the BREATHE Act. We need you to fully support this historic legislation by signing on with us and passing the BREATHE Act!