• It’s way too early to go back to work, it will cost too may many lives !
    Because I am a pediatrician and take care of some of our most vulnerable members of society, and because I have a genetic disease that puts me at high risk . Furthermore, I am a department Chairman at a major hospital and I see the illness and death first hand .
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    Created by Charles Goodman MD, MS
  • Child care could be gone because of coronavirus! #FundChildCare
    Access to child care is in crisis right now and possibly far into the future with disastrous consequences. Parents unable to make copayments due to loss of income. Providers who are in a real and present danger of closing permanently without financial relief. Emergency workers who can’t access much needed child care. Something has to be done. As a nation, we are on the verge of losing more than half (yes you read that right - MORE THAN HALF) of our child care programs in the next week IF there isn’t significant public investment and support. There are over 2 million paid providers and educators in the U.S., and we cannot afford to lose them! Without child care, frontline workers won't be able to continue doing their essential jobs and, as we emerge from this crisis, we may find there is no child care system to return to as families go back to work and school. Providers who are open are struggling without support for public health training, and working in hazardous conditions for long hours. We need to support them in their critical role in our public health infrastructure. And families -- including frontline workers -- shouldn't have to worry about how they will afford child care in this time. SIGN NOW to urge Congress to provide at least $50 billion in child care funding to ensure the stability of our child care system so parents and caregivers have child care to return to when this crisis is over!
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    Created by Nina, MomsRising Picture
  • GOVERNORS - TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE FEDS
    If the Governors of this Great Nation do not step forward and collectively move away from the criminal policymaking of the federal administration, millions and millions of Americans will die. If the Feds “reopen the economy”, our country will experience civil decay and infrastructural implosion unlike anything the average American could fathom (even with the help of movies). If our hospitals are overrun with patients, health staff will die or quit. If our health staff dies or quits, there will be no health care for any of us! The value of the dollar will fail and we will have no economy. Please save us while we still have a fighting chance.
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    Created by Michael W
  • Elected Officials: SOS - Small businesses need help too!
    Landlords across Houston are refusing to respond to their tenants’ pleas and/or offering zero abatement options and imposing late fees with talks of tenants defaulting. We are speaking on behalf of dozens of small business owners in Houston. Many of us ARE NOT in the food and beverage industry and were ordered to completely shut down by Governor Abbott on March 19. We do not have take-out options for our clientele and are generating zero income. We have wholly contributed to these properties in improvement and continuously paid taxes on properties we do not own. There has been zero substantial ruling on commercial tenants - small business owners - and we've spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on the improvement and build-out of our landlords properties. We've also paid our proportionate share of their property taxes for the duration of our leases. PLEASE SIGN because without legislature, thousands of small businesses in Houston will close.
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    Created by Sesh Coworking
  • Keep Veterinary Workers Safe During COVID-19
    Veterinary professionals across the country — from veterinary technicians and veterinarians to other staff critical to animal hospital operations — are on the frontline in helping our communities and pets feel safe and supported as we all grapple with the effects of COVID-19. These essential professionals deserve to be safe on the job and adequately compensated for their efforts to keep our pets safe and healthy during this pandemic. In this time of crisis, too many of our essential workers have been subject to unsafe and unsanitary working conditions, inadequate pay, and inflexible leave policies that put their personal health and safety, as well as the health and safety of the greater community at risk. When veterinary staff are put in harm’s way, so are our country’s pets. --- Hazard pay of at least 20 percent over base hourly wage to compensate for the increased risks these workers face due to COVID-19 --- Adequate safety protections, including necessary equipment such as masks, gloves, and sanitizer to keep both workers and clients safe and minimize community transmission --- Safety subcommittees at all hospitals that can quickly adjust hospital policies and protocols to match current CDC-recommended practices. These committees should be made up of representatives of both workers and management. --- At least two weeks of additional paid leave to ensure that workers can appropriately respond to the COVID-19 risk to themselves and their families. Workers should not be forced to use already allocated PTO. In this time of uncertainty and stress, our veterinary workers continue to show up at work every day and care for our country’s pets. All essential workers deserve to be adequately compensated for helping to keep our communities safe, and veterinary professionals are no different. #essentialpetcare #thereforpets
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    Created by Bridget Rose
  • Provide adequate support for small businesses shut down due to COVID-19
    Many of us are the only providers for our families. Many of us are sole-proprietors and can’t even qualify for unemployment benefits. We have to furnish our own medical insurance, and if we can not run our business we cannot pay for our medical expenses either. We are in the worst possible situation here. Madam Speaker, we are so proud of what you are trying to do for America. Please, do not leave small businesses in the lurch. When all of this is over who will cut your hair, who will launder your clothes, who will treat your aches and pains and soothe your worries? People like us. Please, remember us when you are fighting for the Disaster Relief measures on the house floor and in Senate.
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    Created by Anya Yudin-Baehrle
  • Refund Tuition and Student Life Fees
    On Friday, President Bollinger announced that all classes will now be graded on a Pass/Fail only basis. With the moving of classes to an online format, this represents a further decline in the quality of education. Given that students have paid nearly $30,000 for tuition this semester, it is unfair that they continue to pay this cost while receiving a level of education that is clearly inferior to that for which they paid. Online classes simply do not offer the same quality of instruction as in-person classes, and students no longer have access to the amenities that their tuition is supposed to fund, such as library and computer lab access, engineering equipment, and more. The mandatory pass-fail further means that students will be paying for tuition without any impact whatsoever on their GPA, which is another undue burden created by the university's policies. Moreover, a significant portion of students' tuition is the student life fee, which pays for amenities that students no longer have access to such as Dodge Fitness Center. With the closing of these spaces and the cancellation of student events such as commencement and senior activities, it is unfair that Columbia continues to hold on to this money despite not being able to provide students these services for which they have already paid. Finally, the pandemic that necessitated these measures has also thrown the U.S economy into a severe recession. Many students are facing severe financial hardship as a result of losing their jobs or their family losing their jobs. In fact, many students depend on their jobs to pay for their tuition. Ultimately, it is only fair that as Columbia recoups expenses from cancelling student events and closing campus spaces, that some of this money be refunded to the students whose tuition paid for it in the first place. Please sign this petition and tell the administration of Columbia University to refund Spring 2020 tuition to all students.
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    Created by Adithya Raajkumar
  • Ohio: Abortion Is Essential Health Care!
    Abortion care is a time-sensitive medical procedure that cannot be significantly delayed without profound consequences. As part of the continuum of pregnancy care, abortion is provided for almost one in five pregnancies in the United States. Ohioans are continuing to rely on their trusted community abortion providers during the coronavirus crisis, and Ohio’s elected officials should not stand between patients and their doctors. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, along with several other medical organizations, issued a statement calling abortion "...an essential component of comprehensive health care" and that the "...consequences of being unable to obtain an abortion profoundly impact a person’s life, health, and well-being." Tell the attorney general to stop playing political games with the reproductive health care of Ohioans.
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    Created by Kellie Copeland
  • Step Down Colorado Governor Polis for not taxing Oil and Gas #stepdownpolis
    We are in a pandemic crisis and the state could have desperately used that money for ventilators, healthcare resources and costs and for relief to the many citizens impacted by our state economy stalled and even collapsing.
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    Created by Thomas Williams
  • Stop Trump from indefinitely detaining Americans
    Donald Trump's Department of Justice wants to use the Coronavirus to get Congress to give him shocking new power to indefinitely detain people and suspend constitutional rights. This is a terrifying request and represents a stunning escalation of Trump's authoritarian tendencies. Rather than go all out to stop the coronavirus and save our ailing economy, Trump wants to instead focus on expanding his powers to harass opponents and throw his enemies in jail. One legal expert on CNN said "Can you imagine being arrested and not brought before a judge indefinitely? This isn’t how America is supposed to work." He's right. Tell Congress right now to stop Trump's awful proposal dead in its tracks.
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    Created by Demand Progress
  • Hazard Pay and Protective Gear for Grocery and Pharmacy Workers
    About 25% of the Chernobyl miners died as a result of radiation poisoning. Is America willing to endanger the “essential workers” who are making it possible for the rest of us to have some semblance of normalcy as we shelter in place? Part of any relief effort must include hazard pay and protective gear for them, and assistance with medical bills if they contract the illness.
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    Created by Charlene McGrady
  • Tell Senators Burr and Loeffler: Resign for insider trading on the coronavirus
    Demand Progress filed a formal complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee calling for an investigation into Senator Richard Burr for insider trading. He and Senator Kelly Loeffler also need to resign. At the very same time that Senator Burr and Senator Loeffler were telling the public that the "economy is strong" and even attacking Democrats for exaggerating the danger of the coronavirus, they were dumping millions of dollars of stock holdings based on classified intelligence. Senators Burr and Loeffler are counting on us to be too wrapped up in the exploding coronavirus news cycle to take them to task — but this corruption is just too immense. Demand Progress is filing with the Senate Ethics Committee and the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a formal investigation into these senators' insider trading. We're also leading the coalition asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to remove Sen. Burr as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee -- and both need to resign. Now.
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    Created by Demand Progress