Across the U.S., undocumented immigrants have been particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. As millions of immigrants face indefinite loss of income or unsafe “essential” working conditions, undocumented and mixed-status families in need have been excluded from all government aid, including federal stimulus checks.
In March, immigrant leaders from Movimiento Cosecha launched the national Undocumented Worker Fund to create a way for people everywhere to support families affected by COVID-19. In just a few months they raised and distributed over $1 million dollars directly to undocumented immigrants.
Watch this webinar recording to learn:
- Why Cosecha decided to launch the Undocumented Worker Fund
- Cosecha’s principles for rapid response fundraising
- How Cosecha raised $11.90 for every dollar spent on Facebook ads
- What makes the Undocumented Worker Fund unique — and how this helped them reach new donors and new people to organize
- How Movimiento Cosecha Operates a COVID-19 Fund by and for Undocumented Immigrants
- Nos Cuida La Comunidad: Cosecha’s COVID-19 Fund for Undocumented Workers has Redistributed $1 Million
Christine Miranda is an organizer and digital strategist with Movimiento Cosecha, a national movement fighting for permanent protection for all undocumented immigrants. She supports immigrant leaders across the country to use digital tools to power and grow their grassroots campaigns.
- Asylum seekers - Refugees - Migrants
- Coronavirus infections_COVID-19 (Disease) - Social aspects
- Donors and donations
- Fundraising - Digital
- Fundraising - Digital - Case studies
- Movements_Campaigns - Asylum seekers_Refugees_Migrants
- Movimiento Cosecha (Organisation - United States)
- Rapid response