Made to Save Coalition Joins HHS’ Month of Action to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates in Communities of Color
Thousands of events across the country set to inspire as many adults
as possible to get partially vaccinated by Independence Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Made to Save coalition announced it is joining hundreds of organizations to support the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) “We Can Do This” campaign in its month-long effort to ensure as many U.S. adults as possible get at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose by Independence Day. Throughout June, the coalition will host thousands of grassroots outreach actions — phone banks, text banks, and in-person events– across the U.S. and U.S. territories.
Chris Wyant, executive director of the Made to Save Campaign, said, “One of the greatest assets of our campaign is our deep experience in driving national, large-scale organizing efforts in the communities we are prioritizing: Black, Brown, Indigenous, and AANHPI (Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander). For us, that means investing in communities with grants and also with our on-the-ground engagement to listen and learn so that our efforts are not informed by assumptions, but by what we see and hear.”
“This month of action, is going to take all of us calling, text messaging, emailing, and meeting people where they are, to get more people vaccinated,” Wyant said.
A weekend of activities from Saturday, June 5th through Sunday, June 6th will frame the month of events, which are being fueled by several community-based organizations and Made to Save grantees including Asian Community Development Council, Civic Tennessee, Michigan United and Mi Familia Vota NV.