Since the COVID-19 pandemic
started, American billionaires have become half a TRILLION dollars
richer - and California
billionaires alone made up for nearly half of it.
Meanwhile, thousands of us have
taken to the streets to demand racial justice and investment into our
communities, nearly one in six California workers is out of a
job, and thousands of us who
were forced to choose food over rent are now at risk of eviction as
soon as the courts reopen.
California has the resources to finance a Just Recovery to
We CAN afford to
We CAN afford to shelter the
We CAN afford to provide
sustainable incomes to everyone that needs it.
We CAN afford to provide the safe,
dignified and quality labor, healthcare and education our communities
need and deserve.
We CAN afford to resource and
invest in Black and Brown communities and create the racial justice we
are calling for.
We don’t need to wait on a federal stimulus to care for
Californians. We need to tax the uber rich who have far too much and
invest that money into communities that have been under-resourced for
California leadership Governor Newsom, Senator Atkins, Assemblymember
Rendon to urge them to divest the rich to pay for a Just Recovery for
We don’t need to just survive this
pandemic by further cutting away from the services we all rely on to
get by - we can recover from this pandemic stronger, healthier, and
more just. We can begin to heal the structural racism in our housing,
healthcare, and education systems by investing in Black and Brown
communities and ensuring every person has the support they need to
two minutes to email the Governor and the heads of the Senate and
Assembly to urge them to tax the billionaires to finance a just
recovery to this pandemic!
Now is the time for bold and
courageous leadership to tackle racism, invest in our communities, and
resource a just recovery for all to this pandemic.
Now is the time to divest the rich
and invest in us.
California leadership to make the rich pay for a just
Kristin Lopez, ACCE Sacramento