AS TRUMP SURRENDERS TO COVID, WE NEED A PRESIDENT TO FIGHT THE OUTBREAK
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A Covid wave is sweeping unchecked across America. Updated estimates warn that deaths will soar to a half million people in the coming months.
Adding to the calamity, yesterday the Administration announced it can’t or won’t control the outbreak.
And tonight, the Senate will confirm a Supreme Court justice who will likely strike down Obamacare.
Amid the wreckage, millions of survivors hoping to rebuild their lives face another disaster, a devastated economy.
As economists and the Fed have argued, supporting the economy is vital now to help struggling families and businesses. And once the virus is contained, the economy’s strength will determine the speed of America’s recovery.
To help, the House passed a $2.2 trillion relief package in May, the HEROES Act, to support those facing financial ruin as well as a health crisis. Some provisions include:
$200 billion in hazard pay for essential workers,
A $1200 stimulus check,
An additional $600 in weekly unemployment benefits,
$100 billion in rental and food assistance,
Support for cash-strapped state and local governments,
Still, relief has been blocked in the Republican-controlled Senate. Trump said it was “DOA”.
We need a president and Senators who fight for all of us. We are winning but keep fighting.
1. Call the Senate.
Script Oregon Senators
Script for Republican Senators
2. Call the House.
Script for Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)
Script for Greg Walden (OR-02)
Script for Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)
Script for Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Script for Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
3. Save Our Democracy.
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Coronavirus: Mark Meadows says 'we're not going to control the pandemic’
If the Supreme Court Ends Obamacare, Here’s What It Would Mean - The New York Times
Biden says he will start working on coronavirus relief during transition if elected - POLITICO
Study: If every unemployed person got CARES Act benefits, 125,000 would be in renters debt - Business Insider
Pelosi dismisses talk of White House compromise on stimulus: They 'keep moving the goal post' | TheHill
Democrats Cannot Cave to the Republican Death Cult on the Stimulus Bill | The Nation
House Passes Updated Heroes Act | House Committee on Appropriations