Media Advisory, April 23, 2020


Dr. Paul Zeitz, Build A Movement 2020, COVID-19 Emergency Response Group, (202) 365-6786,
Jean Su, Center for Biological Diversity, (415) 770-3187,

Briefing to Announce Launch of National Peoples’ Mobilization to Save Lives, Prevent Second Wave of COVID-19 Deaths

WASHINGTON— The COVID-19 Emergency Response Group is mobilizing as the fourth branch of government, the Peoples’ Branch, to save as many American lives as possible and keep families and communities safe from COVID-19. The group is driving for the passage of legislation: a COVID-19 Peoples’ New Deal.

What: Press briefing on launch of National Peoples’ Mobilization to prevent second wave of COVID-19 deaths.

When: Friday, April 24, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. EDT


  • Rep. Dennis Kucinich, former member of Congress, mayor of Cleveland, presidential candidate
  • Prof. Elizabeth Kucinich, regenerative agriculture advocate and documentary filmmaker
  • Domingo Garcia, president of LULAC
  • Mayor Jennifer Roberts, former Mayor of Charlotte, NC
  • Jean Su, attorney and director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s energy justice program
  • Dr. Walter Tsou, former commissioner of health in Philadelphia an former president of the American Public Health Association
  • Moderator: Dr. Paul Zeitz, executive director of Build A Movement 2020, co-chair of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Group

How to watch: Facebook Live broadcast:


The COVID-19 Emergency Response Group was formed in March 2020 by leading public health experts, faith and business leaders, current and former senior Congressional staffers, current and former local and state elected officials and leaders of global, national and local NGOs. Our mission is to support others in mobilizing the people’s voice to save as many lives as possible.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.