1199SEIU joined ShutDownDC, Black Lives Matter DC and Long Live GoGo yesterday to connect climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. While both are global crises, “here in Washington, DC the effects are very local,” said ShutDownDC. “And while both of these crises impact everyone, they do not impact everyone equally.” Early data shows that black and brown communities are getting sick and dying from COVID-19 at much higher rates than white communities. The activists fanned out across the city in two car caravans and a bike caravan “to confront the politicians and corporate executives that are putting our communities at risk,” with stops at the DC City Council, the H Street Whole Foods and other locations. See more on ShutDownDC’s Twitter feed.