Why is this important?
Over the span of seventeen weeks, more than 51 million Americans have filed unemployment claims across the country because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This amounts to nearly 15% of the US population who are now out of a job—and that’s only those who have formally applied for benefits. The actual number of newly unemployed people is likely much larger and will continue to increase in coming months.
Many people who are laid off due to COVID19 won’t find work for a very long time, maybe never because some jobs lost today won’t be coming back. People will need time and resources to learn and develop a new skill. By ending the $600 per week additional unemployment assistance too soon, we will certainly be dooming people to tragic futures. This will have far reaching ramifications. We need to look out for each other during these unprecedented times. Please let’s help each other save and serve those who are in most need.
Extend the COVID 19 Emergency $600 per week additional unemployment assistance well beyond July 31, 2020, until at least December 31, 2020 and longer if necessary.
How it will be delivered
This petition will be delivered to the Governors of all 50 states and both houses of Congress on the federal level, via email or in person. Press conferences are welcome.
I am currently seeking dedicated and committed individuals in each of the 50 states to deliver this petition to their respective Governors, and federal representatives in both the house and senate. Time is running out. Please email me if you wish to be our representative in your state.