Political Research Associates has closed its office and staff are working from home to participate in the global social-distancing effort to protect our communities’ most vulnerable members. Balancing the demands of the public and private spheres, PRA leadership is prioritizing the health and well-being of its staff as we adjust to social-distancing and the collective stress and suffering throughout our society caused by precarity and poor governance.
Despite and in light of these conditions, PRA remains committed to exposing movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights and to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society.
In the coming weeks and months, PRA will be investigating the short- and long-term implications of COVID-19 for right-wing organizing and opportunistic attempts to whittle away human rights during a global crisis.
In the meantime, here is a list of resources to keep you engaged, informed and empowered while staying safe at home.
Comprehensive Database of Localized Resources During COVID 19 Outbreak (RadComms Network)
Donate cash to households enrolled in SNAP, living in the areas hardest hit by COVID-19 (GiveDirectly)
Donate to undocumented immigrants facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 (Movimiento Cosecha via ActBlue)
Nationwide COVID-19 resources for undocumented immigrants (Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation)
Educational Resources teaching civil liberties for K-12 students (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)
Homeschooling During COVID-19? Be Aware of Outreach by Evangelical Homeschooling Organizations (Heron Greenesmith)
How Federal and State Governments are Using COVID-19 to Attack Abortion Rights (Dawn Wolfe)
The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals (Katherine Stewart for the New York Times)
Mental Health COVID-19 Resource & Information Guide (NAMI)
Federal COVID-19 Paid Leave Policies (U.S. Department of Labor)
COVID19 Policing Project (Community Resource Hub)
Under the Cover of COVID: Resisting Disaster Authoritarianism, Building Multiracial Feminist Democracy (Tarso Luís Ramos)
Social Justice in the Time of Social Distancing (Design Studio for Social Intervention)
Decentralized organizing in moments of crisis (Movement Netlab)
COVID-19: Fight for Immediate Solutions; Fight for the Future (Organizing Upgrade)