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Fighting for care during a pandemic

In December 2020, Thinkinc. worked with Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) to draw media attention to their protest against the closing of Mercy Hospital. KOCO gave voice to nearby low-income and working families who demanded the hospital remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic, which disproportionately impacted people of color.

Thinkinc. worked quickly to develop a media advisory and called journalists directly. Our work attracted significant coverage of the protest and news conference from many broadcast, print and online media outlets. As the fight goes on, KOCO is making sure that the people affected most are being heard. See WGN-9’s TV coverage.