This can be a press launch from Individuals’s Strike Humboldt:
With the worldwide pandemic nonetheless raging, wildfires threatening a lot of the West Coast and hundreds of thousands of People affected by the financial fallout, this can be crucial election of our lifetime. However no matter who wins, nationally and regionally, there may be nonetheless lots of work that may should be finished to make sure that everybody in our group is protected from getting sick at work as a result of their employer values revenue over security, protected from being evicted as a result of they will’t work on account of their well being, and protected from being brutalized by police due to the colour of their pores and skin. Voting is essential, however it could possibly’t cease there. If we need to do greater than survive, if we need to thrive, we have to arrange. And we have to deal with one another.
On Monday, October 5 at 5pm a automotive and bike caravan will assemble on the Eureka Excessive Faculty car parking zone on J and Humboldt St. The caravan will go away at 5:15 for a tour of Little Free Pantries within the space to drop off donations of non-perishable meals and hygiene objects for group members in want. We acknowledge that there are various methods to construct group, certainly one of which is thru mutual-aid and instantly serving to one another meet our wants. One other method is thru coverage change and techniques change and that’s what we might be speaking about once we attain our vacation spot, the Eureka Veterans Memorial Corridor, the positioning of certainly one of Humboldt County’s election day Voter Help Facilities. Voting is essential, however our continued motion after election day is what’s going to deliver in regards to the modifications crucial to construct the brand new techniques that serve all of us.
Individuals’s Strike is a rising nationwide coalition of staff, group, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic by struggling in opposition to inept and corrupt authorities and the forces of capital (banks, firms, brokers, and many others.) that put revenue earlier than the folks and the planet. We characterize a broad motion to place an finish to the systemic insanity revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestically, these first of the month caravans have been sponsored, since Could Day, by the North Coast Individuals’s Alliance, Centro del Pueblo, Cooperation Humboldt, and native labor and social justice activists. We’re dedicated to shifting ahead right into a world the place all group members are valued and heard, no matter race, citizenship standing, or financial standing.