Contact Your Congresspeople: The Biden-Harris Coronavirus Rescue Plan

Here’s a crazy idea – Our government should support its citizens during a pandemic crisis. The last administration sure didn’t, so now it is up to the new administration to do so. One hopes that having the Executive and Legislative branches under Democratic control will make this easier, but we should not take that for granted.

If the American Rescue Plan is passed, it can mean:

  • $1,400 in direct payments to most Americans
  • Increasing the federal per-week unemployment benefit to $400 until September 31st
  • Increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour
  • Extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until September 31st
  • Increasing the Child Tax Credit to $3,000 per child ($3,600 for children under 6)
  • Giving $170 billion for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education
  • Providing $350 billion in state and local government aid
  • Adding an additional $50 billion toward Covid-19 testing
  • Providing $20 billion toward a national vaccination program

You can read the full American Rescue Plan fact sheet here.

We know the President will sign the bill once passed. We just need to get our congresspeople working on passing it. Time to pick up the phone.

Here’s the script as provided by 5 Calls:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from Medina.

I’m calling to urge [CONGRESSPERSON’S NAME] support the Biden-Harris administration’s coronavirus rescue plan. I particularly support
[PICK 3-4 ITEMS TO HIGHLIGHT]:
• Providing at least another $1,400 in direct payments to most Americans, (and)
• increasing the federal per-week unemployment benefit to $400, (and)
• increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, (and)
• extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until at least September 31st, (and)
• increasing the Child Tax Credit to $3,000 per child, (and)
• providing at least $170 billion for K-12 schools so they may reopen, (and)
• providing at least $350 billion in state and local government aid, (and)
• adding an additional $50 billion toward Covid-19 testing, (and)
• providing $20 billion toward a national vaccination program.

Congress must provide the relief needed so America can move forward. Thank you for your time and consideration.

And here is the letter I’ve sent via Resistbot:

Be sure to call your representatives as well!

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