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‘It’s a business bill’ Inside the Senate’s $2 trillion relief package; Plus: Mental wellness in the time of coronavirus, unemployment benefits available and more – KPFA

0:08 – The Senate just passed a $2 trillion relief package for COVID-19, what’s in it and what are the priorities economically, and politically.

Dean Baker (@DeanBaker13) is a senior economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research

John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation.

0:34 – COVID-19 and your mental health 

Kelechi Ubozoh is a Nigerian-American writer and mental health advocate and consultant. 

L.D. Green is an artivist: a genderqueer writer, performer, college educator, and mental health advocate. Together they are editors of a new book, We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices of Radical Mental Health – Stories and Research Challenging the Biomedical Model.

Resources:

24/7 Peer Run Warmline – 855-845-7415

Immediate, free non emergency emotional support is available by telephone or messaging at 855-845-7415. It’s run by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco https://www.mentalhealthsf.org.  Spanish Available Tuesday-Saturday, 7am-11pm.

1:08 – Workers rights clinic: what unemployment benefits are available

Carole Vigne is a staff attorney and the director of our Wage Protection Program, with Legal Aid at Work, a San Francisco-based nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to assisting low-income, working families. 

1:34 – San Francisco homeless shelter conditions are hazardous to mitigating the spread of coronavirus, but alternative options – like hotels – are not being organized quickly.

Jennifer Friedenbach is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness.

1:47 – Mutual aid spotlight: DSA-SF Tent Distribution Project

Christopher is with DSA San Francisco Homeless Working Group (@DSA_SF)

For more information or to donate to this project: https://dsasf.org/tent-replacement-fundraiser/

1:52 – KPFA News: In Los Angeles, the pandemic accelerated a movement by unhoused and housing-insecure people to take over vacant homes. KPFA’s Danielle Kaye (@danielledkaye) reports.