Don’t Slash Vital Unemployment Benefits During the Pandemic

Target: Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader

Goal: Don’t slash the vital $600 weekly benefit for jobless Americans while coronavirus and unemployment rates continue to rise.

The critical $600 in benefits received by millions of jobless Americans weekly is set to expire. As coronavirus cases surge and unemployment rates remain high, this aid is critical in ensuring bills are paid and food is on the table.

Both Democrats and Republicans agree that a new aid package is needed. However, in defiance of the Democrats, Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell rolled out a new relief proposal that would slash benefits to 200 dollars a week, remove eviction protections and put other types of assistance at stake. In response, the Senate’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, called McConnell’s plan “totally inadequate.”

“It won’t include food assistance for hungry kids whose parents can’t feed them, how hard-hearted, how cruel,” Schumer said. Sign below to demand Republicans extend the vital $600 weekly benefit in order to protect vulnerable Americans during the coronavirus.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Senator McConnell,

Current unemployment benefits have safeguarded millions of Americans against eviction, hunger, and other alarming risks.

The coronavirus in the United States is still on the rise, and therefore letting weekly aid expire would be dangerous and cruel. You cannot justify giving billions to corporations whilst abandoning crucial support for everyday citizens. I demand that you extend the $600 weekly unemployment benefit in order to protect jobless Americans during the coronavirus crisis.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore




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