Disaster Relief Fund for Undocumented Workers
A Petition, requesting sufficient funds to help undocumented workers, is being circulated by New Haven Legal Action. The UUCM’s Social Justice Council has signed this petition and now is asking members and friends of UU Church of Meriden and Mattatuck Unitarian Universalist Society to also sign it individually. This petition requests actions from Governor Lamont and state senators and representativs to provide Undocumented Workers with Disaster Relief Funds. Undocumented Workers are disproportionately likely to own small businesses and to work in the sectors that have been hardest hit by coronavirus-related closures. However, workers without federal immigration status and their U.S. citizen families are largely excluded from the programs that are supposed to help workers who lose their jobs or have their work hours cut. This includes the federal stimulus payments, state unemployment benefits and federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and most temporary leave and disability payments.
Over 2,500 individuals have signed this petition. Please help reach the goal of 5,000 signatures, by signing at http://chng.it/ZFsWGNhqLk