We find ourselves in unprecedented times. The Coronavirus pandemic. An economic crisis similar in scope to the Great Depression. A grassroots uprising to demand the dismantling of racist systems and and end to murder and violence against black people. We are in the midst of a grassroots movement that demands our government puts the health and wellbeing of people first, before institutions or corporations.
At the heart of these issues is economics. Money is power. And far too little money is flowing into the hands of the people.
The financial help that the CARES Act provided is about to run out. Next phase stimulus legislation has been sitting in the Senate for almost two months, with NO ACTION. Let's tell Senators loud and clear that they need to represent their constituents and get monthly payments to the people during this crisis.
On Saturday, July 11 Income Movement, Humanity Forward and others are partnering with Movement for a People's Party to hold honking car parades and march to the homes of our members of Congress to deliver our emergency pandemic demands, including: defund police and divert funds back to schools and social services, medicare for all, monthly $2,000 cash payments for all, and more. Join this important event.Attend the event
Right now, uprisings are taking place in all 50 states, including in small towns and major cities in both red and blue regions. This Juneteenth includes 3 days of action for communities to proclaim in one voice that Black Lives Matter, and that we won’t tolerate anything less than justice for all our people, including economic justice. Send a message to Congress that they must take action. Find an event near you and participate.Send the Letter
People are suffering under the current economic crisis brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. Congress should be providing regular, monthly payments to the people (adults and children) for the duration of this crisis. Supporting people means giving the money needed to cover basic necessities, which will boost local, state, and national economies.
Writing a letter is great, making a phone call is also pretty amazing! Senators take notice when their constituents call them. Call the switchboard and get directed to your Senator: (202) 224-3121. Not sure who your Senators are? No problem! Click the link below to find them. When you get connected say: "I'm your constituent. I demand you include monthly cash payments to the people as part of the next stimulus bill."Find your Senators
The reason regular payments to the people are no yet instituted is because Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer have not prioritized it. They are the Senate leadership and set the tone and focus for their parties. Sign the petition to tell them you disapprove of their inaction on this important issue and demand they pass Senate Bill S. 3784 today. It's an election year and we are paying attention.Sign the petition
Press pays attention to what's trending on social media. We need them to cover stories to add pressure to our government! Right now we're focusing on pressuring the Senate to include monthly payments to people in the next stimulus. We are delivering demands to the houses of Congress on July 11th. Let's get #PeoplesStimulus trending on July 11th, to bring these in-person efforts into the social media space.
The press is another area that we can apply pressure to Senators. Senate aides track the stories and issues that are brought up in local newspapers to better understand the needs of their constituents. We are organizing a targeted LTE campaign, focusing on key Senators in UT, VA, HI, OR, RI, NJ, FL, AR, MO to ensure monthly payments to the people are included in the next stimulus. Write a letter today.tools to help
On May 16th, people in cities across the country participated in the Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade. This event was an opportunity for us to demonstrate together in New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Phoenix to send a message to Congress that they must do more than the current HEROES Act: people need monthly payments during this crisis.
If you think Congress should do better, you must take time to tell them now. Ask that they bail out people, not big businesses and corporations.