Send messages of solidarity
All of us have a role to play in supporting our communities at this time. It can be as simple as saying thank you to staff in your local supermarket, to phoning a friend or relative for a chat and to check they're ok, to walking an elderly neighbour's dog or getting involved in your local mutual aid response.
Solidarity is at the heart of what we do at Amnesty, and here are some ideas for showing support for essential workers at this time. Please send us links to your posts so we can promote what you’re doing.
Write a message of solidarity with essential workers on social media, using hashtags for your area for example: "A huge thanks to all the supermarket staff in #York for all your hard work in these challenging times. We are with you #coronacrisis"
Write a letter, or letters, to essential workers in your community, or draw a picture, and post a photo of them on social media, again using the appropriate hashtags and tagging relevant Twitter or Instagram accounts. Suggested wording: 'We've written letters to supermarket workers in #Southampton to say a huge thanks for all their hard work at this time. Here are a selection #coronacrisis [Add photo/s of letter/s]
Design a poster thanking essential workers to put up in your window for neighbours and people passing by to see