Economic Justice

Fighting for justice during the coronavirus pandemic

Mar 25, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions are using the Change.org platform to shape the America that they want to live in. 

Heroes are stepping up to protect their families, their communities, and their fellow neighbors. Of them, are healthcare workers. Every day, they put their own lives at risk to save the lives of millions — and they’re using the Change.org platform to inspire millions more to take action.

Nurses, doctors, and first responders are on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis. There is a shortage of respirator face masks known as N95s, so hospitals are rationing supplies. Hospital staff are using inadequate face masks — which are also in short supply. Dr. Milla Kviatkovsky, a physician in California, has inspired over 1 million people to put their names behind a mission. They’re calling on the U.S. government to provide adequate protection for nurses and doctors now before it’s too late and they still need your help.

Healthcare workers are also banding together on the Change.org platform to call on a national quarantine to keep Americans safe as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

Hundreds of thousands are putting pressure on the federal government to protect healthcare workers from catching the disease they’re fighting to treat. Even more are calling for health professionals and first responders to receive hazard pay. Healthcare workers are essential to getting through this outbreak, and petition signers agree that their pay should be commensurate with the life-and-death risk they’re taking to protect all of us.

Healthcare professions are empowering people to see what a better world can look like. They’re providing people with opportunities to take part in shaping it. And they’re gaining traction.

We’ve seen victories on petitions asking for more coronavirus testing kits, economic aid, and ensuring we flatten the curve to protect our health workers and hospitals by staying home. In just 5 days, nursing student Becca Sherman galvanized over 15,000 people to push Pearson Vue to reopen testing centers so that nursing graduates like her can serve their communities during this pandemic. 

But there is still work to be done.

Keep putting pressure on those in power. Keep fighting for the safety and protection of our most vulnerable — including healthcare workers. Keep showing the world that change can happen.