The death rate in New York City due to COVID-19 is slowing, but that doesn’t mean the virus is leaving anytime soon. We’re all struggling to come to terms with a new way of living in the world, not to mention yet another market crash. Our hearts are with all of our broads and Broad Memo readers who are facing loss and uncertainty. ❤️
We New Yorkers are being forced to sustain ourselves and each other as more and more news breaks of incompetent leadership, so we’re keeping this memo short, with a quick list of small ways you can keep taking action (and taking care of yourself). Broads know why this point in our history matters, and the injustices it’s exposing, but here’s a reminder: Black and Latinx New Yorkers are dying at twice the rate of white New Yorkers. Our struggle won’t end when the virus does—we have to keep fighting: to combat systemic inequalities, to elect candidates who come from our communities and understand our values, and to lift each other up.
Wear 💖 a 💖 f*cking 💖 mask 💖 If you go outside for a walk or to run an errand. Think you’re safe because you’ve had coronavirus? Even if you can’t get it, you can still spread it from yourself or one object to another.
Join your local mutual aid fund! Every mutual aid has a different structure, but you can support financially and there are IRL and online volunteer options. Plus, look out for an invite to our June training about mutual aid.