Act now from home to defend our democracy and help our neighbors in need.
Face Masks: Attention people who sew or knit/crochet
Did you know that there is a high demand for hand-made fabric face masks? Sewists all over the state are making masks to donate to health care centers, hospitals, ambulance companies, retirement homes, grocery workers, corrections officers, and the list goes on.
Fabric masks are comfortable and can be washed over and over. Disposable N95 masks are better, of course, but they’re in short supply, they can’t be washed, and employers are making people wear them for long periods of time.
Sewing groups in our area are generally organized on Facebook or Instagram. They include:
- @The_Staff_Assistant on Instagram makes masks for California corrections officers from old uniforms
- Not for Profit Sewers of Orange County (NPSOC), a forum to connect with each other and find ways to contribute our sewing skills to worthy causes.
There are two patterns that are being constructed, one is form fitting and the other is a rectangle with pleats. For those who knit/crochet, there is a need for Ear Savers (crochet) and Ear Savers (knit).
Your skills are needed!
Protect the Homeless
Please contact your supervisor on the Orange County Board of Supervisors to ask that they take action to protect those experiencing homelessness, especially those in shelters, from COVID-19. Ask that they be offered permanent housing, and if that’s not possible for everyone, to make the shelters safe by following CDC guidelines.
It’s best to call or email each each supervisor personally.
- Andrew Do District 1
- Michelle Steele District 2
- Don Wagner District 3
- Doug Chaffee District 4
- Lisa Bartlett District 5
Please write to the OC Board of Supervisors
or call them: (714) 834-3100
Keep Our Clean Air Protections
Earth Day Week is a perfect time to practice our 7th Unitarian Universalist principle.
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
We must resist the fossil fuel industry’s attempt to use this pandemic as a cover for further deregulation and kickbacks that endanger public safety during this crisis. On March 26th, the EPA rolled back its pollution regulations, allowing companies to “self monitor” without penalty for violations.
What YOU Can Do
Start now by writing to your political leaders.
Copy and email the sample letters below. Or write your own email expressing your own concerns. Send to your congressperson and to each of our senators.
Not sure who your member of Congress is? Find your representative on the Congressional website. (Once there, enter your ZIP code at the upper right.)