Statement by the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) on a new transportation resource for undocumented, immigrant, and Latinx community members to help people meet immediate needs amid COVID-19:
“Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) has teamed up with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) and Lyft rideshare service to offer free rides to our community members most in need. Beginning Tuesday, March 24th, individuals and families will be able to request a free ride with Lyft by filling out a simple form provided by COLOR and CIRC.
As Coloradans face the new city, county, and national guidelines to deter the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), families and individuals face difficult decisions such as going to the grocery store or giving up a paycheck. These choices are exponentially more difficult to make for undocumented, immigrant and Latinx communities who oftentimes are not centered experiences in these major decisions.
COLOR knows that members of our community face tougher decisions and have more limited access to resources — whether there are no bilingual instructions, they cannot obtain and secure driver’s licenses, or have to continue working while their families stay at home.
This new resource offered in partnership with CIRC and Lyft will help our loved ones be able to get groceries, have secure transportation to and from jobs, receive medical supplies and care, reproductive care, check on family members and friends in need, and more. This resource means that people can make one decision easier and less stressful in unprecedented times.
Coloradans from across the state can request a free ride using COLOR’s request form to meet immediate needs for themselves and their families.
At this time COLOR, CIRC, and Lyft are not disclosing the number of rides available for request to ensure that anyone in need of this service is not deterred from requesting a ride.
It is at the utmost importance for organizations like COLOR, CIRC, and Lyft to step up and help our most vulnerable communities.”
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