100+ Car “Mobile Cemetery” To Decry Lives Lost Amid Trump’s Failed Handling of COVID-19 Crisis

Written by on May 14, 2020

100+ Car “Mobile Cemetery” To Decry Lives Lost Amid Trump’s Failed Handling of COVID-19 Crisis

Press Release from Make the Road Action in Pennsylvania

May 14, 2020

Oliver Contreras/SIPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania –– Today, Thursday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m., more than 100 cars carrying mobile headstones will caravan in protest ahead of President Trump’s visit to the Owens and Minor Inc. warehouse.

The cars, organized by Make the Road Action in Pennsylvania, will form a mobile cemetery, caravaning through Allentown in memoriam of the thousands lives lost in Trump’s failed handling of the COVID-19 crisis, including members of Make the Road Action in PA, and demanding that the CARES Act 2 end the exclusion of immigrant, mixed-status, and undocumented people.

The caravan will end at the Lehigh Valley International Airport, where Trump’s flight will arrive.

At least 3,943 Pennsyvanians have died from Coronavirus so far, and organizers say Trump’s failed handling of the crisis has led to the high and preventable death tally. Allentown has a per capita infection rate nearly 4.5 times higher than the rest of Pennsylvania, and more than 3,700 people are infected throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Said Maegan Llerena, State Director of Make the Road Action in Pennsylvania:

“Instead of using his power to give Pennsylvanians the resources we need to survive this pandemic, Trump is exploiting our pain and our state for his campaign. We may be a battleground state for the 2020 election, but right now our state is a battleground for our lives, and communities of color are suffering the most. He’s coming here to ask for our votes when he can’t even keep his constituents alive. What we need now is a full stimulus package that ensures recovery for all of us, and an end to the exclusion of immigrants, mixed status, and undocumented families.”

Who:

●      Make the Road Action in Pennsylvania

●      Lehigh Valley for All

●      CASA in Action

●      Lehigh Valley DSA

●      Allentown Councilmember Joshua Siegel

●      Allentown Councilmember Ce-Ce Gerlach

●      Lehigh County Commissioner Dave Harrington

What: 100+ car mobile cemetery will caravan through Allentown and end at the Lehigh Valley International Airport, where Trump’s flight will arrive

When: Thursday, May 14th: Gathering at 10:30 a.m., press conference at 11:00 a.m. with caravan to follow

Where: Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Rd, Macungie, PA 18062


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