Help Us Reach $5,000: Fund for Amazon Workers & Families Affected by Edwardsville Tornado

Dec. 27, 2021

We are angry and heartbroken over the wholly unnecessary and senseless deaths of six workers - as well as the numerous injuries and impacts to so many others - that occurred at an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois.

STL DSA stands in solidarity with these workers, as well as with their families and loved ones. Our chapter is donating $250 to a consolidated fund to support these workers. In addition, we are asking our members and supporters to give what they can here. Please help us hit the $5,000 mark by next week.

While a tornado ultimately claimed the lives of Clayton Cope, Deandre Morrow, Etheria Hebb, Austin McElwen, Kevin Dickey and Larry Virden, the conditions forced upon workers led to this tragedy. As long as we live under a system where capitalist profits are more important than workers’ lives, tragedies like these are inevitable.

We must fight for something better. We must fight for socialism.

Get Involved with STL DSA in the New Year: Sign Up for Committees and Priority Resolutions

How do you want to get involved with STL DSA in the new year? In September, at our Annual General Meeting, chapter members voted on a number of different Committee goals and Priority Resolutions for the upcoming year. And we’re interested in hearing how you want to get involved!

Check out the list of all our Chapter Resolutions and Committees, and select the ones you want to help with at the form here!

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