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“Black and Latinx communities have borne a disproportionate burden of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths,” said MPHA’s Carlene Pavlos. “Yet, we are seeing that they have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the state. There must be both accountability and change, and we applaud the Legislature for calling oversight hearings to investigate this and other issues related to the vaccine rollout.” Read the full press release here: mapublichealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/vaccine-oversight-hearing-release-2.25.21-final.pdf #VaccineEquityNow #mapoli #covid19 ... See MoreSee Less
Appreciate Gov Charlie Baker’s announcement yesterday of $4.7m to support the 20 hardest hit communities. Please tell us what % of these dollars will be going directly to local community organizations that have experience + expertise in reaching residents? #mapoli ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
#MA's vaccine rollout must prioritize communities hardest hit by #COVID19. Stand with us in demanding #VaccineEquityNow by signing the petition today! Help us reach 10k signatures in 10 days to help turn these demands into reality: tinyurl.com/VaccineEquityNowPetition
ACLU of Massachusetts, Black Boston COVID-19 Coalition, Immigrants' Assistance Center, Inc., King Boston, La Colaborativa, Lawyers for Civil Rights, MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition, NAACP - New England Area Conference, Union Of Minority Neighborhoods, Southeast Asian Coalition, Sonia Chang-Díaz, Liz Miranda, Mindy Domb, State Representative, Senator Becca Rausch, Attorney General Maura Healey, Ayanna Pressley, Rachael Rollins ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
#MA’s Black, Latinx & immigrant communities suffer disproportionate #COVID19 burden, yet
receive fewer vax doses compared to Whites. Stand w/ civil rights & immigrant justice leaders to demand a vaccine rollout that prioritizes our hardest-hit communities. Add your name: tinyurl.com/VaccineEquityNowPetition #VaccineEquityNow ... See MoreSee Less
#ActionAlert: Join us in calling on @MassGovernor to take immediate action to center equity in the state’s vaccine rollout, & stop preventable deaths in our hardest-hit communities. #MA has the roadmap, all the Gov. has to do is act! Sign the petition: http://tinyurl.com/VaccineEquityNowPetition
Here's where I am: Yesterday as Gladys Vega of @lacolaborativa raced to show the #COVID19 oversight cmte. the aching line of people in Chelsea - ground zero for COVID devastation - awaiting help, @MassGovernor was focused on Fenway Park.
Racial equity over baseball, Governor.
‘Textbook case study of structural racism’: Lawmakers press Baker administration on COVID-19 vaccine rollout, @stephmsolis reports.
‘Textbook case study of structural racism’: Lawmakers press Baker admin on vaccine plan
Baker administration officials blame limited supply, while lawmakers argue relying on website, mass sites shorts older residents, people of color.
MA residents want a system that creates a fair equitable line for vaccine. They want to know they have a place in the line & that when their turn comes/vaccine arrives, they'll get it. Blaming a broken inequitable process on limited supply does not deliver the system they deserve https://twitter.com/vgmac/status/1365289896638873600
Announcing that sports stadiums will reopen may have helped bump the oversight hearing out of the news, but it sure didn't distract from the website troubles yesterday #mapoli