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We know that it is difficult to give when most of you have been furloughed, laid off or uncertain of what the future may bring. We are asking for a part of your federal stimulus money that you may receive to go to workers who have been excluded from the federal stimulus bill and unemployment benefits. These are day laborers from the San Francisco Labor Program, domestic workers, workers without social security numbers, mothers, unwaged caregivers, and sex workers who were explicitly excluded from the CARES Act.

In partnership with Dolores Street Community Services, the Alliance for Social and Economic Justice — a collaboration of the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, Trabajo Cultural Caminante, Radio Flash, Información es Poder, Global Women’s Strike, and the Bay Area Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador — cultural workers and community organizers based in the Redstone Labor Temple, at 16th Street at Capp: the epicenter where some of the most adversely impacted low-wage workers are located. Also supporting the effort is the SF chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) and the Anglican Latin American Church.

And we are appealing for donations of money to provide direct cash payments to workers excluded from unemployment compensation and federal assistance. You can make a contribution using this Paypal link. All donations are tax-deductible.