A CALL TO ACTION
Saturday, May 30th - 12 Noon - All Over America!
"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness"
“6 FEET IN THE STREET –
NEIGHBORS CARING FOR NEIGHBORS” (6FITS)
"6FITS" is a grass root movement birthed during the horrific COVID 19 pandemic to address the catastrophic number of African Americans succumbing to COVID 19 Virus. In states like Louisiana, where African Americans are less than 30% of the state’s total population, African-Americans are accounting for over 69% of the deaths due to the COVID 19 virus. In other states like New York and New Jersey, African Americans are dying from COVID 19 at twice the rate of whites. Furthermore, among those states that are currently documenting the race of those dying from COVID 19, African-American's deaths are at critically higher rates than other races.
Exploits the issues in the black community
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How Does 6FITS ADDRESS THIS MATTER?
“6FITS” - Combines the powerful community influence of the religious and faith-based community with that of the local government. Coming together, this group can systemically address those issues within the African American community that are currently causing the population to be exposed to the COVID19 virus at high rates and those issues that made the African American population so much more vulnerable to the COVID 19 virus.
IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US TO SAVE LIVES!
Due to the overwhelming fatalities in the African American community, the virus has managed to garner the attention of a vast number of people; in a sense building its own platform within our communities. 6FITS advocates that faith-based leadership and local government officials make good use of this platform by exhibiting community leadership, spiritual inspiration, emotional encouragement and practical guidance and assistance within our communities during this difficult time.
IT'S TIME TO STAND IN THE STREETS!
6FITS – Is calling on ALL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS across this nation to stand with us for our second initiative of "6 FEET IN THE STREET” by joining in a moment of prayer at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Your local faith-based leaders in conjunction with your local government are encouraged to shut down one of your communities main streets and allow people to stand six feet apart in the middle of the street and pray for our nation, our city and our people. After the prayer the faith-based leaders along with the city officials (with the press present) may address matters among African American that are currently exposing them to high rates of infection and begin to encourage proactive ways the African American community can address those issues that contributed to their vulnerability to Covid 19 as well as those issues that contributed to the presence of many of the “underlying” conditions that made African Americans so susceptible to the disease.
When you REGISTER with 6FITS, will provide you with a 6FITS IMPLEMENTATION KIT with everything you will need to organize a 6FITS event in your area.
OUR MISSION AND GOALS
Convey love, concern and reassurance within our communities
Develop community based alliances that consolidates and harnesses the powerful influence of local churches and faith-based organizations with local governments to address the disparities that contributes to making the African American population and other disenfranchised people vulnerable to the COVID19 pandemic.
Establish a national platform through local advocacy to communicate COVID19 concerns within the African-American and other affected communities to our local, state and national government officials and Demand Real Lasting CHANGE!
6FITS is currently working with local faith-based leaders and local governmental officials across the nation to construct a lifesaving proposal to present to our local, state and federal legislators demanding that certain disparities within the African-American and other affected communities will no longer be accepted as our "norm!"