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01/28/2021 | Federal Advocacy: Fighting Back & Fighting Forward

Demanding Federal Action on COVID-19 Relief

Over the last month CPD has worked with affiliates to push the Biden administration to go as big as possible on all COVID-19 relief measures. To this end, we released the People’s Transition Memo – a petition demanding that President Joe Biden fight for real policy changes that will uplift and empower Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian and Latinx communities and hold all elected officials accountable for a fair and equitable government. CPD held meetings with key members of the Biden transition team to demand that any COVID-19 relief package include all people no matter their status, and provide a pathway to citizenship to essential workers, DACA recipients, and TPS holders. You can still sign and share the petition here!

CPD affiliates and other national allies also led a day of action on January 11, directed at incoming Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, to push President Biden on rent forgiveness and eviction moratoriums. This is part of a month-long effort to elevate the need for housing protections for Black and Brown communities.

On January 27, within one week of President Biden, Vice-President Harris, and the new administration taking office and four years to the day after President Trump signed the Muslim Ban executive order, CPD joined a day of action led by affiliates CASA, Make the Road NY and national immigrant organizations in Washington D.C. and across the country to ensure that immigrants are at the front lines of any relief measure that the Biden administration proposes. That same day, CPD affiliate Action NC held a press call where they released their COVID impact survey and members shared their stories on why it's imperative that immigrants are included in the next COVID relief package.

In the coming weeks and months, we will continue to take action to push the new administration on our demands and to make the change we know is possible a reality. Make a donation today  to support this critical work and demand that everyone who is struggling due to COVID-19 gets the relief they need.