The Equity Alliance is partnering with Mayor John Cooper and the Metropolitan Nashville Metro Council to launch the “Our Fair Share” campaign to ensure the voices of Black and Latino residents, people experiencing homelessness, and minority small businesses are heard and given our fair share of funding and support to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has ravaged Black and Latino communities in Nashville. Loved ones are disproportionately getting sick and dying at alarming rates. Hundreds of thousands of workers are unemployed. Small businesses are struggling to reopen the economy. Black residents are 28% of Nashville’s population but make up a third of all Covid-related deaths. And a third of all cases in Nashville have been Latino residents.
Metro Nashville has received millions in federal stimulus money from Congress to combat the coronavirus and has until December 31, 2020 to spend the funds on communities impacted the most by the global health pandemic.
It is critical that working families, individuals, and small businesses don’t get left behind in Nashville’s recovery efforts. Our communities must get our fair share of taxpayer dollars. With your input, we can ensure resources are directed where they are needed most.