Excluded and essential workers are the lifeline of our country and they’ve been left out of all forms of financial relief during the pandemic. This includes undocumented and recently incarcerated people, and cash economy workers. In fact, 1.2 million New Yorkers are excluded from receiving a single cent of state unemployment benefit or stimulus relief. For over 350 days, our community members continue to face financial peril, hunger, and pending eviction.
Starting March 15th until April 1st, essential and excluded workers, and others, will put their bodies on the line by launching a hunger strike across the greater NYC area. These workers are calling for an Excluded Worker Fund providing direct cash assistance to thousands in need to be included in the NYS budget on April 1st, 2021.
We need YOU to help us pull this off by medically supporting our strikers remotely or in-person during the strike! We especially need medical professionals (doctors, nurses, physicians, medical students) to support the strikers in Westchester, specifically at White Plains Presbyterian church. This means monitoring or supervising the health of a group of strikers. By signing up, you’ll be introduced to our medical volunteer team leaders who will brief you on your responsibilities and schedule you for shifts between March 15 – April 1st based on your availability.
Please fill out the medical volunteer form and someone from the Fund Excluded Workers (FEW) campaign will be in touch with you to coordinate additional details.
Thank you for your support!
For more information about the campaign, visit: https://