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🎉 Campaign Update: With over 1,000 pledges and donations, we've received over $220,000 currently being distributed to families! 🙏🙏🙏

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Pledge some or all of your stimulus check to help vulnerable immigrant families.

It's clear that many hard-working immigrant families will receive no federal assistance, such as a stimulus check or unemployment benefits, even in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis. If you can afford it, your pledge and donation will be directed to the families that most need support.

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Besides getting a tax deduction for your donation, the stimulus bill (CARES Act) rewards your generosity with increased tax benefits.

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We've partnered with the non-profit, Oakland Public Education Fund, which has a long history of supporting Oakland schools, to distribute your donation to families most in need.

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Meet Maria and her family

Maria is an undocumented resident who owns a local ice cream store, which she built with her hard work and has been operating since 2005. She and her husband started years ago when they would sell paletas (Mexican ice pops) on the streets. Since then, they have built up their business, diligently getting all of the required permits and an employer tax identification number.

Until just recently, Maria's business catered events for local cities, schools and some colleges. “About two weeks ago things got pretty bad when the governor shut down all the (non essential) businesses,” said Maria. “All the events got canceled.”

Now Maria and her husband, who also is undocumented, have to figure out how to provide for themselves and their four children, ages 5 to 13 years old.

Maria says that the situation is dire.

“We live paycheck to paycheck and we don’t really have any savings. We don’t qualify for unemployment, or for the CalEITC (Earned Income Tax Credit), even though we work and pay taxes,” she said.

Maria and her family also do not qualify for a stimulus check. [1]

[1] Reporting courtesy of CalMatters

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Make your pledge today.

If you anticipate getting a check and can afford it, please pledge some or all of your coming stimulus check to prevent homelessness, hunger and illness for immigrant families.