Practice Social Distancing But Stay Active
First of all, we hope that you are well and wish the best for you and your family. These are trying times and it’s important that all of us do what we can to stop the spread of this pandemic, starting with social distancing. Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered that all “non-essential” workers stay home and businesses close.
Here’s a list of what will remain open.
The New York State Department of Health has set up a hotline at (888) 364-3065 where Department of Health experts will be available to answer questions regarding COVID-19 including information about testing for those who have had contact with an infected person.
New York has reopened enrollment for those who need health insurance. Click here for more information.
Click here to access the Westchester County Department of Health’s webpage for updated information about the virus and how to protect yourself.
Click here for information the most updated information from Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center.
How To Help Those In Need:
- Feeding Westchester
- Donate to the New Rochelle Food Pantry
- Donate to Family-to-Family
- Donate to the National Domestic Workers Alliance
- Coronavirus Care Fund
- Additional ways to help locally
Call Your Members of Congress
Please demand that the federal government activate the Defense Production Act to ensure that healthcare providers have the tools they need to protect themselves and care for their patients. Our healthcare professionals are putting their own lives on the line—and those of their families as well—every day that they are forced to work without protective gear. Hospitals need beds, ventilators, and more. With cases doubling every couple of days there is not a moment to lose. Numbers to call:
- Senator Chuck Schumer: 202-224-6542
- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: 202-224-4451
- Congressman Eliot Engel: 202- 225-2464
- Congresswoman Nita Lowey: 202-225-6506
- Congressman Patrick Maloney: 202-225-5441
See NYT – How the Defense Production Act Could Yield More Masks, Ventilators and Tests
Call 202-335-6015 to advocate for passage of the H.R. 6139 Health Care Worker Protection Act to extend workplace protections against exposure to coronavirus and protect millions of healthcare workers and other workers at high risk!
Click here to listen – at :44 seconds into the link – to our previous Zoom call: Living Wisely Through COVID-19 Pandemic: Self Care, with Drs. Suzanne Burger and Amy Gross about reducing reactivity and anxiety during this stressful time.
Stuck At Home? Postcard!
Fight Voter Suppression in NC. Postcard to bring 10,000s of purged voters back on line – we have sent out thousand of postcards and can send thousands more! Email communications@indivisiblewestchester.
org to get started.
Protect Yourself From Misinformation, Scams and Cybercrime
The Coronavirus pandemic is resulting in a flood of misinformation, disinformation, scams and cybercrime. Spending more time at home means more time on our computers and social media. But the myth-makers and cybercriminals are also spending more time online.
Let’s start to inoculate ourselves by taking the following steps:
Pausing before sharing anything
Checking known myth-buster resources
Familiarizing ourselves with disinformation, misinformation and the formats it takes
Click here for some mis/disinformation busting tools and resources to keep handy and share with others..
NY Needs Auto Voter Registration, Vote by Mail and Consolidated Primaries!Early voting for NY’s Presidential primary starts 4/18. Call NYS electeds and sign this petition AND, contact our US Senators to voice strong support for the Klobachur/Wyden emergency bill to institute Vote by Mail.
Click here to read the NYT editorial about why “voting by mail is key to ensuring the integrity and accessibility of November’s vote.”
Virtual Fundraiser For Smythe Karen. Smythe is running to unseat a Republican in a very flippable Hudson Valley district. Click here to learn more. Donate to Karen Smythe.
Tax the Rich The NYS budget is in increasingly dire straits with growing needs for goods and services plus a steep decrease in revenue.
NOW is the time to push legislators to Tax the Rich in NYS! Email and call your legislators to demand billionaires and ultra-millionaires pay their fair share (backed by 9 of 10 NYers). Learn more here and see the 14 ways NYS can generate $35-$40 billion annually.
This too shall pass. In the meantime, we stand Indivisible.
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