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Week of Action for COVID Survivors

October 1-7, 2021

October 2021 is the one-year anniversary of the National COVID-19 Remembrance in Washington D.C., where hundreds of people came together to remember those lost to COVID, honor frontline and essential workers, and demand that elected officials develop a national plan for safety and recovery. 

One year later, COVID cases are on the rise, and more and more Americans are losing their lives, their loved ones, their health and their livelihoods. We need our state and local leaders to do everything possible to keep our communities safe and support the millions of impacted people across the country.

COVID survivors are leading the charge and turning their pain into change in states all across the country. From October 1-7, survivor-led delegations in all 50 states will take action, advocating for the changes survivors want to see in their state. We will demand stronger prevention measures to end the pandemic, greater support for long-haulers and those who lost loved ones to COVID, and the formation of a bipartisan commission to ensure this never happens again.

Take Action!

Covid Survivors for Change will provide you with all the tools you need to join or form a state delegation, decide on your delegation’s advocacy priorities, and take action during the week of October 1-7 to make survivor voices heard in your state. 

We can connect you with other local COVID survivors and help you recruit community members to join your delegation. Together, you can take steps like organizing an event at your local statehouse, generating letters from the survivor community on the COVID prevention measures you want to see, or hosting a round-table meeting with elected leaders. No advocacy experience is required!

We will contact you with information about your state.

What We’re Fighting For

Prioritize COVID-19 Survivors in the American Rescue Plan.

Direct support should go to programs for long-haulers and families who had a loved one die from COVID. Support should be directed to continued health care access, mental health resources, and workplace flexibility for the millions of Americans affected by COVID-19.

Support for Children Whose Loved Ones Died from COVID.

One out of every 13 COVID deaths results in a child losing a parent. Some children have lost both parents or multiple loved ones. Provide financial support and scholarships to assist surviving children with higher education in the future.

Ensure This Never Happens Again.

More people died from COVID in the U.S. than in World War II, and over 30 million have been afflicted. A bi-partisan commission must be formed to learn critical lessons from this pandemic to ensure that the physical and economic toll of the next pandemic is greatly lessened.

Survivor Resources

Find healing in support groups with other Covid-19 survivors. Read up on public resources available to you.

Survivor Stories

Together, we share our stories in hopes that others can learn from them, and that our fellow survivors can find healing in knowing that they are not alone.

Take Action

Help stop this pandemic and prevent more people from experiencing the loss we know intimately.