COVID-19 RESOURCE LIST

Supporting Our Communities

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic upends our lives and local economies, Legal Voice remains committed now more than ever to protecting and advancing gender equity and racial justice. The pandemic has exacerbated inequities in our health care, economic, educational, and social structures, highlighting the intersecting systems of oppression that leave the most vulnerable in our communities at greater risk and hardship.

 

Women of color, immigrants, LGBTQ and low-wage workers are on the front lines, often at huge personal and professional costs to themselves and their families. Moreover, racial discrimination and harassment have resurfaced against AAPI communities, while national and local groups stand together to push back against xenophobic and dangerous rhetoric.

 

On this page, we pulled together a comprehensive list of resources and advocacy efforts to support each other and our communities as we navigate these uncertain and challenging times together. We will continue to update this list in the coming weeks.

 

Reproductive Health Care:

Legal Voice continues to ensure that people have access to the full range of reproductive health care services, including abortion care, and that they have the autonomy to decide when, whether, and how to form families and how they will consent to medical care. 

 

Gender-Based Violence:

As states and cities are forced to stay-at-home, domestic violence is on the rise. We are working to ensure now more than ever that the legal system is responsive to the needs of survivors.

 

Economic Justice:

Women, women of color, and immigrant women are disproportionately employed in low-wage industries as a result of systemic racism and structural barriers. During this pandemic, we are working in partnership to ensure that workers have access to safety-net programs to support themselves and their families, regardless of their immigration status.

 

LGTBQ Communities:

LGBTQ people are particularly impacted by COVID-19 because many are concentrated in high-risk industries and/or have underlying health conditions that make them particularly vulnerable. Legal Voice will continue to collaborate with trans-led and LGBTQ-led organizations to ensure that support programs and resources reach all communities.

 

Racial Discrimination, Racial Disparities, and Community Power:

Racist rhetoric surrounding the global pandemic has led to scapegoating and even violence against the AAPI community and communities of color. Legal Voice continues to stand in solidarity with local and national community partners to track incidents of discrimination, uplift stories of community resilience, and capture better data.

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