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Take Action! Three Ways to Support Immigrants Today

1. Share Your Stimulus Payment With Families in Need

With the recent passage of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package in Congress, the majority of U.S. households will soon receive stimulus payments of $1400 or more.  However, millions of immigrant workers will not qualify for those payments.  If you are able to share your stimulus payment with a family that can use some extra support right now, we encourage you to donate to the MUA COVID19 Immigrant Families Relief Fund.  In coordination with partner organizations we have, to date, distributed more than $500,000 in cash relief to over 650 immigrant women who lost income during the pandemic.
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We are in the process of launching another round of payments from the fund, and we hope to provide at least 600 families with additional support. We will need to raise an additional $200,000 to meet the anticipated need.  We deeply appreciate your support! The link to donate is here.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, we invite you to watch our powerful 6 minute video, The Strength of Women in Times of the Pandemic, in which our members share their experiences of this challenging time.

If you (or someone you know) participated in MUA in the last 10 years and currently are in need of relief funds, please call us at 510-693-1977, Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, to learn more about how to apply.  

2. Sign the Petition in Support of Domestic Worker Health and Safety

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On March 10th we launched our statewide campaign for the new Health and Safety for All Workers Act, SB321, championed by the California Domestic Worker Coalition, which is housed at MUA.  Introduced by Senator Maria Elena Durazo, an ally committed to our movement, this Bill seeks to reform California’s Occupational Safety and Health Act (CalOSHA) which excludes Domestic Workers and leaves them unprotected by the law.

With this campaign, domestic workers demand that the California government recognize the value of domestic work and of the health of Domestic Workers who dedicate their life to this work. We especially need to reach Governor Gavin Newsom, who vetoed the same bill last year despite California being in the middle of a public health crisis.  

Take action today: Sign this petition in support of our bill

If you have ever employed a housecleaner, home care attendant, or nanny, and want to actively support this campaign, we invite you to sign up here with our ally organization, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employer Network.

With your support, we will grow the power of Domestic Workers, and we will win!

3. Send a Letter to Congress in Support of a Just and Inclusive Immigration Reform

Ana Diaz reforma migratoriaOn January 20th, MUA launched a new campaign: 100 Días, 100 Mujeres (100 Days, 100 Women).  Each day of the first 100 days of the Biden Administration, we are posting an image or video of a MUA member sharing her perspective on the need for a just, inclusive immigration reform.  We are proud of our members for boldly speaking out.

We invite you to support our members by taking action together with the National Domestic Workers Alliance as part of the Care is Essential campaign. Tell your Congressional representatives that domestic workers are essential, and we need citizenship for essential workers now! Click here to send a letter to Congress!

We invite you to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages and share the powerful stories of our members as they speak up for real change.

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Yael Falicov

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