The latest jobs report paints a startling picture of the U.S. economy, with millions of Americans unemployed. The last few months have been difficult for many Americans, and I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. If you are fortunate enough to be in good health and financially stable during this ongoing crisis, I have an urgent request for you: Please consider donating to people in need during this dangerous time. Below is a list of organizations that Illinois Chapter staff encourage you to support during this time.
In Chicago, like many other American cities, Black and Latinx communities have been hurt the hardest by this crisis. And in Little Village, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood, a recent demolition sent a cloud of dust into homes at a critical time when people should be keeping their lungs healthy. We know that this disease is hurting Illinois and our country along all too familiar lines of class and race. While my colleagues and I at the Sierra Club work from home, I know many people do not have this privilege.