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3 more ways to support a just response to COVID-19 and climate this week (Oregon edition)

To support our allies and community partners working with communities impacted by COVID-19, we are compiling a weekly COVID and climate email filled with ways you can take action. In this current time of physical distancing, many of us have been forced to reorient our lives, think creatively, and be open to new ways of organizing and problem solving. We hope that this weekly digest will empower you and others by sharing meaningful ways to act. If you have any feedback or suggestions for a future digest, please send an email to [email protected]

Support the Oregon Food Bank's #EmergeStronger efforts

Financial contributions go much further than food donations in moments like these, and your support will help to bolster food distribution in hard-hit communities across the state.

Keep up with COVID-19 developments from reputable sources

Donate to support the Oregon Worker Relief Fund

Causa, Latino Network, Voz Worker Education Project, and Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) have created this fund to get dollars in the hands of Immigrant Oregon workers who are being left out of the Federal Stimulus package. 100% of the donations will go directly to community members in need who cannot access unemployment insurance benefits.

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Oregon Communications and Engagement Manager

, Climate Solutions

Jonathan Gates (pronouns: he/him) has over seven years of experience in nonprofit communications strategy, print and web content creation, public policy advocacy, and promoting equity, diversity and social justice. He believes in making positive change by asking sincere questions, building meaningful relationships, and collaborating equitably toward shared goals. Prior to joining the Climate Solutions team, Jonathan worked for the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force.

Jonathan has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and American Ethnic Studies from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He spends his free time reading, volunteering, hiking, and listening to jazz music, often with his partner Rachel and their three dogs.