On March 30th, Catalyst California’s RACE COUNTS initiative hosted COVID-19: Prioritizing an Equitable Recovery for Our Highest-Need Communities.
RACE COUNTS’ COVID-19: Vulnerability & Recovery Index should be leveraged to target the distribution of ARP funds to the Highest Need communities. To support organizers, advocates, and policymakers interested in doing so, RACE COUNTS has prepared fact sheets for five California counties: Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Joaquin.
No matter where we live, the color of our skin or where we come from, we all want to be safe and protect our loved ones from COVID-19. But race counts – even during an all-encompassing global pandemic.
A year after reporting the first cases of COVID-19 in California, the state once again stands at a crossroads.
The pandemic vividly reveals how the deep-seated legacy of racist land use, employment, education, and health policies devastate California’s low-income communities of color.