CSA's Government Shutdown Resources
CLICK HERE TO VIEW/DOWNLOAD. Includes: Links to File for Unemployment; Financial Assistance; Emergency Food; Mortgage & Rental Assistance; Pharmacy; Information on Multiple Resources (emergency shelter, healthcare and food); Help Working with Creditors and Other Hardship Benefits.
NOTE: unions and members can pick up non-perishable food at the Metro Washington Council's Community Services Agency's office; email [email protected]
Affected by the shutdown? Know someone who is? Here’s help:United Way, one of the AFL-CIO’s national partners, supports 2-1-1, a free nationwide information and referral line that helps people find local resources 24/7. The toll-free 2-1-1 line can be accessed by phone or computer and connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services. Or visit 211.org to locate organizations in your community that provide support and assistance to working families in their time of need.
Free grocery distribution: In response to the partial government shutdown, the Capital Area Food Bank is holding five free Pop Up Markets for government employees and contractors affected by the furlough.
Shutdown Solidarity: volunteer to support fellow workers: Recognizing that thousands of workers in the District are stuck without work while the Trump shutdown continues to stretch on, DC Jobs With Justice “would like to invite those without work at this time who would like to participate in research, advocacy, and direct worker and employer engagement during the shutdown to volunteer with us. Click here to register.
Protesters speak out on the shutdown: Click here to see a briefvideo featuring furloughed workers and allies speaking out at last Thursday’s AFL-CIO-organized rally about how the shutdown is impacting their lives and those of their neighbors.
“Creative Feds” now available free online: The “Creative Feds” documentary – previously shown in the DC Labor FilmFest -- is now available to everyone to watch and share via Facebook. “We hope those who are personally affected by the shutdown will be back to work and back to getting paid soon," say the filmmakers. "If any of you are home unexpectedly, we also hope you can use this time to do something creative, whether you consider it a second career, a hobby, or simply a way to get your mind off things at a stressful time. Scientific studies have shown that even 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body.”
Got more shutdown resources or news? Email us at [email protected]