Marked By COVID’s policy platform is based on input from Activists and addresses the policy needs brought to light by the pandemic.
The plan centers the needs of those most impacted, is commensurate to the scale of the problem, addresses both short-and long-term dimensions of the crisis, and acknowledges and remedies the effects of the inept federal response.
Here’s what we’re fighting for:
Response: Immediately implement steps to control the spread of the virus, develop and equitably deploy safe and scientifically sound treatments and vaccines, and mitigate immediate financial hardship caused by the pandemic.
Recovery: Rebuild the economy in an equitable, inclusive way that ensures financial security and an adequate standard of living for all people in the U.S., and rebuild trust in our scientific institutions. Programs must ensure that the most impacted don’t fall further behind due to the disproportionate impact of the pandemic and long-existing inequities.
Restitution: Provide reparations to victims and families of victims of COVID-19 for the willful negligence of our elected officials, and repay essential workers for their service and sacrifice during the pandemic.
Resiliency: Prevent and build capacity to fight future pandemics, address health and economic inequities, and ensure universal access to high quality, affordable health care.
Recognition: Create space and forums for mourning and remembrance, impart to future generations the unvarnished truth about what happened and who is accountable.
Who’s on board:
In addition to being endorsed by our Activists and Community Advisory Board, organizations like Avaaz, PolicyLink, People’s Action, Center for Popular Democracy, Mighty Earth, End Well, #NotJustABlackBody Campaign, Kristina Libby & The Floral Heart Project, Liberation in Generation, R2H Action [Right to Health Action], National Domestic Workers Alliance, Aries Vision Television, Care Test Protect Campaign, COVID Grief Network, and Caring Across Generations have signed on as official organizational sponsors.