^This presentation is the culmination of a summer’s worth of research into disparities surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mental Health & COVID-19 Series:
Zoe dedicated her time to all work surrounding MIRCs policy and advocacy priorities. These policy priorities highlight the issues that are impacting the immigrant and refugee communities and work to fix it through sitting on a variety of subcommittees. She tracked all bills for the First regular and special session of the 130th Maine State legislature, as well as tracking the bills that are being carried over into the Second regular and special session. Using this information, Zoe helped work on the MIRC annual report and writes-ups to Amjambo Africa, providing summaries of both state and federal policy updates.
Eliana kept track of all donations made to MIRC between June and August, updating our donations spreadsheet regularly throughout the week. She inputted all new donors into our online database and sent out the donor acknowledgment and donation receipt. Eliana updated our donor thank you letter to include MIRC’s most up-to-date projects and missions, specifically our work highlighting the racial disparities made clear by COVID-19 and the vaccine distribution. In addition, it emphasized our culturally sensitive educational work and our support for multiple ECBOs for their social support and equity work.