Let’s Pass our Checks to Local Families in Crisis !
Just one individual federal stimulus check will provide life-sustaining resources to at least two local families in crisis.
Low-wage and immigrant families in CWJ’s network have given our community so much.
The workers at the heart of the Center for Worker Justice network play an essential role in Eastern Iowa’s economy. Our work powers local restaurants, hotels and construction. We care for children, seniors, and people with disabilities. We clean stores and offices throughout the night.
Working side-by-side with our interfaith and labor allies, we have led efforts to raise the minimum wage for all workers, increase access to affordable housing, host community education programs, and bring new food, ideas, and energy to this place we are proud to call home.
Now, in this global pandemic, many of our families are in crisis – with NO safety net.
Many immigrant families in our network are not eligible for unemployment or federal stimulus funds. These are families that were working multiple jobs just to survive – whose minimum wages don’t provide enough to save for a rainy day, and who now have no income to pay for rent, utilities, or basic needs.
That’s why CWJ allies are launching a campaign to pass along our federal stimulus checks to our neighbors who need them most!
Our goal is to pass along payments of $400-$600 per family to local community members in crisis, starting with those who are ineligible for any assistance. CWJ will distribute 100% of these COVID-19 crisis donations directly to local families who need them, with oversight from a committee of leaders.