Enough is enough!

Nearly 100 unions and organizations in the environmental justice and climate action movements have joined together to demand the immediate production and distribution of PPE to healthcare workers.

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About This Campaign

With a unified voice of labor, climate and environmental justice grassroots organizers, we demand the Trump administration take immediate action to invoke the Defense Production Act to order the production and release of personal protective equipment to healthcare workers NOW. 

Our Actions

Nearly 100 unions and organizations in the environmental justice and climate movements have written and signed this letter addressed to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence demanding the urgent production and release of N95 masks and other personal protection equipment and supplies needed to help healthcare workers stay safe and alive on the job while they save the lives of others.


  • Who has authority to force companies to make PPE? The Trump administration by invoking the Defense Production Act. While Trump has ordered the DPA for the manufacturing of ventilators, he has not used it to its fullest authority. We are calling for him to take immediate action to produce much needed equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers. 
  • In addition, roughly 40% of the N95 government stockpiled masks—an estimated 5 million of the 12 million to 13 million—are expired. As of early March, the Department of Health and Human Services estimated that the U.S. has only about 1% of the N95 masks it would need for a “full-blown” pandemic, which would require up to 3.5 billion N95 masks over a year. Even if the pandemic were less severe, tens of millions of masks would still be needed each month. Last month, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar estimated a minimum of 300 million would be necessary.
  • It is estimated that the state of New York—the epicenter of the health crisis— currently at this time has only 25% of the N-95 masks needed. A survey of 213 cities by the US Conference of Mayors found that an alarming 91% of cities lack the masks needed for first responders and medical personnel, and 88% lack other necessary PPE. Taking action must happen now!

What You Can Do Right Now

  • Call on the Trump Administration to invoke the Defense Production Act to its fullest extent to include the immediate production and distribution of personal protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers NOW.

Signers of the Letter

  1. 1199SEIU United HealthCare Workers East
  3. 350 Baltimore
  4. 350 Deschutes
  5. 350 Philadelphia
  6. 350 Seattle
  7. 350 Spokane
  8. 350 Triangle 
  9. ActionAid USA
  10. Agricultural Missions, Inc
  11. Amalgamated Transit Union International
  12. American Federation of Government Employees Local 704
  13. American Federation of Teachers
  14. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1023
  15. Anthropocene Alliance
  16. Asian Pacific Environmental Network
  17. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
  18. Berkshire County Branch NAACP
  19. BlueGreen Alliance
  20. Brighter Green
  21. Bronx Climate Justice North
  22. Colorado Call to Action
  23. CatholicNetwork.US
  24. Center for Biological Diversity
  25. Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
  26. Center For Sustainable Economy
  27. Climate Justice Alliance
  28. Communications Workers of America
  29. Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs
  30. Democratic Socialists of America Champaign-Urbana Organizing Chapter
  31. Earth Ethics, Inc.
  32. Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light
  33. Earthworks
  34. Earthjustice
  35. EcoEquity,USA
  36. Ecology Center
  37. Endangered Species Coalition
  38. Energy Justice Network
  39. Environmental Defense Fund
  40. Fire Drill Fridays
  41. Former EPA Regional Administrator
  42. Fossil Free California
  43. Fox Valley Citizens for Peace & Justice
  44. FracTracker Alliance
  45. FreshWater Accountability Project Ohio
  46. Friends of the Earth US
  47. Georgia Stand-Up
  48. GreenAmerica
  49. Greenbelt Climate Action Network
  50. Greenpeace USA
  51. Health Care Without Harm
  52. Heirs To Our Oceans
  53. Indivisible
  54. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  55. Institute for Policy Studies Climate Policy Program
  56. Jobs with Justice
  57. Labor Network for Sustainability
  58. League of Conservation Voters
  59. Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
  60. Maine AFL-CIO
  61. Maine Labor Group on Health
  62. Marketing EQ
  63. Julie Miles, Registered Nurse
  64. Mothers Out Front 
  65. National Nurses United
  66. Natural Resources Defense Council
  67. National Wildlife Federation
  68. North Bronx Racial Justice
  69. North Carolina Climate Justice Collective
  70. North Carolina WARN
  71. Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice
  72. NextGen America
  73. Nuclear Information and Resource Service
  74. National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees District 1199NM
  75. Ohio Interfaith Power & Light
  76. Oil Change International
  77. Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
  78. Partnership for Policy Integrity
  79. Partnership Project
  80. People’s Action
  81. Peoples Climate Movement
  82. Philly Transit Riders Union
  83. Physicians for Social Responsibility
  85. Public Citizen
  86. Rachel Carson Council
  87. Rainforest Action Network
  89. Railroad Workers United
  90. San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper
  91. SanDiego350
  92. Save Our Illinois Land (SOIL)
  93. Service Employees International Union
  94. Sierra Club
  95. Sunrise Movement
  96. Sustainable Energy & Economy Network
  97. The Climate Center
  98. The Climate Mobilization
  99. The Climate Reality Project
  100. The Democracy Collaborative
  101. The Imani Group Inc
  102. The Post-Landfill Action Network
  103. The Rusty Anvil
  104. Tri-State Transportation Campaign
  105. Union of Concerned Scientists
  106. Unitarian Universalist Association
  108. United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE)
  109. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21
  110. United We Dream
  111. Women’s Environment & Development Organization
  112. York University Canada

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