Community Support and Action

Global Indigenous Youth Leaders on Corona Virus (COVID-19)
Indigenous youth around the world are taking measures to educate themselves, be responsible to their communities, and help one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources

 

COVID-19 call center has opened for Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County for non-emergency inquiries related to COVID-19 and to help answer any virus-related health questions. Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 p.m.

541-682-1380

Please DO NOT call emergency departments unless you have a medical emergency. You can also find information at the Lane County government website.

ALSO…

2 helpful community resources thanks to our partners at the NAACP Eugene-Springfield:

MORE:

Oregon Guidance on Use of Homemade Masks or Face Coverings by the Public to Prevent Spread of COVID-19: April 4, 2020 (PDF)

Governor Kate Brown Tightens Social Distancing Measures, Tells Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives” – March 23, 2020

 

Masks and COVID-19: what you should know (Multnomah County)

COVID-19 Information in Different Languages (Multnomah County)


Action

A call to action for immediate support for Oregon families…
to Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Senate President Courtney and House Speaker Kotek

IN BRIEF
We must ensure that those who will be most impacted by this pandemic are being
heard and supported in this time of great uncertainty. We are especially concerned
about the well-being of Black, Indigenous, and people of color; and women, who
are often the primary caregivers at home as well as on the frontlines. As
community organizations and labor unions, we are hard at work finding solutions
for all of our members, within our purview. But we need your help to protect
families across the state from the worst-case scenario.

Emergency measures sought include Housing Supports; Support for BIPOC, Immigrants and Refugees; Worker Protections and Supports
and Family and Community Supports

See the full statement (PDF)


Sign your name (below) if you are in support of these demands for action from Oregon’s state government…

A call to action for immediate support for Oregon families

Organizations that signed, as of 3/18/2020 at 8 am

Asian Pacific American Network of
Oregon (APANO)
Basic Rights Oregon
Beyond Toxics
Capaces Leadership Institute
Causa
Community Alliance of Tenants
Fair Shot For All
Family Forward Oregon
Latinos Unidos Siempre
Momentum Alliance
MRG Foundation
NAACP Eugene-Springfield
Nonprofit Association of Oregon
Northwest Workers’ Justice Project
Oregon Public Health Association
Oregon AFSCME Council 75
Oregon Education Association
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon State Building and Construction
Trades Council
PCUN
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon
Portland African American Leadership
Forum (PAALF)
Renew Oregon
Rogue Action Center
Rogue Climate
Rural Organizing Project
SEIU 503
Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
Unite Oregon
Urban League

National Action

Here are the five principles (note that they are not specific to Oregon) – Beyond Toxics has signed on to the principles:

(1) HEALTH IS THE TOP PRIORITY, FOR ALL PEOPLE, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS
(2) PROVIDE ECONOMIC RELIEF DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE
(3) RESCUE WORKERS AND COMMUNITIES, NOT CORPORATE EXECUTIVES
(4) MAKE A DOWN PAYMENT ON A REGENERATIVE ECONOMY, WHILE PREVENTING FUTURE CRISES
(5) PROTECT OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS WHILE PROTECTING EACH OTHER

Sign the google form

 

 


 


Please write to us and suggest other constructive efforts you know about for community support in other areas of Oregon. We can consider your suggestions for additions.