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San Francisco Make Noise for Frontline Workers - Every Evening at 7pm

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Following the lead of many major cities around the world hit by COVID-19--the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) who represents more than 6,200 San Francisco Unified School District employees including teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses, counselors, and psychologists put a call to action asking all San Franciscans to come together for our frontline workers, during a nightly applause around the city called #GetLoudForOurHeroes

Monday, March 30th will be the start of #GetLoudForOurHeroes, and that day also marks the 14th day of San Francisco's Shelter In Place directive. #GetLoudForOurHeroes will continue every evening at 7PM.

#GetLoudForOurHeroes will make noise in appreciation for our health care workers, restaurant workers, truck drivers, IT workers, emergency workers, construction workers, child care workers, sanitation workers, police officers, firefighters, sheriffs, homeless service providers, nonprofit workers, MUNI operators, BART operators, grocery store clerks, and all the essential employees out there working during this public health epidemic.

It's a simple and beautiful idea that other cities around the world continue to do every night. In New York it's called #ClapBecauseWeCare and in the UK it's called #ClapForOurCarers and here in San Francisco we are calling it #GetLoudForOurHeroes. The idea is that we all step outside of our homes or look outside of our windows for 2 minutes, then we start cheering, clapping, banging on pots, and making noise for our frontline workers. In that brief moment we'll get to see our neighbors from a safe distance, and we get to connect with them as we all salute the work of our frontline workers.

This is a way for all of us to demonstrate solidarity and gratitude for all the workers who are putting their health at risk, who are protecting all of us and keeping essential good and services operating during this crisis. We will be joining a global moment of unity to make some noise to show gratitude. Our essential frontline workers need protective equipment, higher pay, and benefits, and they also should know how much we appreciate them. If you are an essential employee going out there every day during this crisis to serve our community, we will honor you by getting loud for our heroes.

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Following the lead of many major cities around the world hit by COVID-19--the United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) who represents more than 6,200 San Francisco Unified School District employees including teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses, counselors, and psychologists put a...
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