Chaos in Congress as Senators quarantine, debate continues over $2 trillion relief package; Plus: Mutual aid spotlight: the Disability Justice Culture Club

0:08 – Mondays with Mitch: Congress in chaos, now debating a nearly $2 trillion relief package and Sen Rand Paul testing positive for coronavirus and more Senators in quarantine. We discuss the government relief plan, what’s at stake, Democrats push back against big bailouts for corporations, and what’s still unknown, with Mitch Jeserich.

0:34 – Listener questions and concerns regarding COVID-19: we take your calls on topics to investigate and cover in the next few weeks.

1:08 – Coronavirus is already overwhelming hospital capacities, supplies and staff

John Pearson is an ER nurse at Highland Hospital in Oakland, and a member and chapter president of SEIU Local 1021, which represents nearly 60,000 employees in local governments, non-profit agencies, health care programs and schools throughout Northern California.

1:15 – Calls growing to release immigrant detainees

Mano Raju (@ManoRajuPD) is the San Francisco Public Defender.

1:34 – Mutual aid spotlight: Disability Justice Culture Club

Stacey Milbern and Dana Garza are organizers with the Disability Justice Culture Club, an activist house in East Oakland, CA designed with accessibility in mind. It serves as a gathering place for disabled BIPOC community via events, meetings, and meals. And is currently organizing extra support for disabled or elder community members during COVID-19.

Call 925-308-6384 or go to http://tinyurl.com/DJCCsupportform if you’d like to request support from the Disability Justice Culture Club.

For people who want to help out through the Disability Justice Culture Club: fill out this form.

To contribute money, you can Venmo to: djcultureclub

1:47 – Mutual aid spotlight: Community Ready Corps

Tur Ha Ak is the founder of Community Ready Corps (CRC) a liberation organization that is currently distributing coronavirus readiness supplies, immune-boosting care packages, informational brochures, and children’s books (delivery or pickup), based in Oakland.

Text (925) 388-6565 if you, your family member or group need supplies.

To get / give help through the Community Ready Corps in Oakland:  https://www.getreadystayready.org/

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