Friday marks May Day, International Workers Day, and It Takes Roots is helping lead a huge coalition of progressive groups calling for a # PeoplesBailout. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear once more that only we can keep us safe, and that the extractive economy is not serving our people. It is healthcare workers, farm workers, grocery store workers, warehouse workers, caregivers, and other workers who are essential, not the bosses and bankers who are profiteering off our exploitation.

On May 1, 2020, we invite you to join us in taking action this#MayDay by attending our  Live Stream Rally at at 2:00pm ET or holding an action of your own.

It Takes Roots stands with MayDay strikes and walk-outs that are being organized by workers at Amazon, Instacart, Whole Foods, Walmart, Target, and FedEx. Workers are on the forefront of shaping new economies rooted in fairness, equity and ecological values.

Frontline, community-based organizations have been building localized democracies that champion community rights to energy, land, water, housing, and food sovereignty. Together, we are engaged in the fight for people-centered regenerative economies and healthy, self-sustained communities.


During the rally: share a picture or video of you and your family talking about what you want to see from a #PeoplesBailout. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #PeoplesBailout and demand action by tagging your representative and President Trump. Tag It Takes Roots in your posts and we will amplify them on the ITR social media channels.

In this moment, Congress must pass relief and stimulus packages to meet the needs of our communities. People are coming together to demand regular monthly cash payments to all communities (including undocumented immigrants), free testing and treatment for all, safety standards and equipment to protect frontline workers, emergency housing assistance and rent and mortgage cancellation, a moratorium on water and electricity shutoffs, resources for Indian country, funding to address the racial disparities of this crisis, expanded food aid, support for businesses that are actually small, protections for voters and poll workers to safeguard our democracy, and real investment in a bold plan to put millions of people back to work building a healthier, more equitable, more resilient economy.

We must invest in our people, not corporate executives. We must chart a path to an economy that works for all, not a return to the unjust status quo.



The People’s Strike/ #GeneralStrike2020 

People’s Strike: Fighting for Our Lives, Forging Our Future

Take Action Friday May 1st, 2020 – May Day

The CODVID-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the inequalities and injustices that daily plague the world.

The triple crises of viral plague, systemic economic breakdown, and the failure and/or unwillingness of Governments to provide necessary protections, especially for the poor and people subjected to white supremacy, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and misogyny has thrown us into a fight for our lives.

People’s Strike is a growing coalition of workers, community, and political organizations confronting the COVID-19 pandemic by struggling against inept and corrupt government and the forces of capital (banks, corporations, brokers, etc). that put profit before the people and the planet.

We say ENOUGH! It is time to stand up! It’s Time To Strike Back – For Our Lives and Our Futures!

Join us in initiating this mass action on Friday, May 1st, 2020. We are encouraging everyone throughout the U.S. and the world to join us in engaging #NoWork #NoShopping #NoRent #NoMortgage #NoEviction #NoDebt #NoSchool #NoPrison #NoDetention actions. Let’s send Trump and Wall Street a clear message: #WeWontDieForWallSt #PeopleAndPlanetOverProfits

Read the Principles and Demands

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