Grassroots effort targets minorities in Bridgeport to get COVID-19 vaccine

Bridgeport residents are going door-to-door Saturday to urge people of color to get the coronavirus vaccine.

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2021, 12:33 AM

Updated 1,182 days ago

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Bridgeport residents went door-to-door Saturday to urge people of color to get the coronavirus vaccine. 
City Councilwoman Marty McBride Lee and radio talk show host Wayne Winston are two individuals involved in the effort targeting Latino and Black communities. 
They say the number of white people who have been vaccinated so far is disproportionate to the number of Black and Hispanic people who have been vaccinated. 
The federal government reports that even in places having large minority populations, more white people are getting the shots than people of color.  
They say the only way to adjust the ratio in the short term is for themselves to take part in the grassroots outreach effort. 
“We fought for equality for so many years and I was in that fight, too, in Selma, Alabama,” McBride Lee says. “And now this is something else that we are going to fight for.” 
Organizers are urging other volunteer to go with them to spread the word across the town. 
The group says they are continuing their grassroots efforts on Sunday. 


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