• Homeless Shelter at Bassett Park
    For many years, Bassett Park has served as a seasonal homeless shelter, contained within the gymnasium. To that end, our community has cohabitated with the homeless population on park grounds. The elderly, children and adults alike have enjoyed the activities at the park in conjunction with the operation of a homeless shelter. We are NOT calling for a complete removal of the homeless shelter. We understand that given the current pandemic, these are unprecedented times and call for drastic measures. Nonetheless, we demand that all measures taken to transform Bassett Park from a center of recreation to a complete homeless shelter, consider the cost to the community. We demand that our representatives ensure that ALL communities, despite their median incomes, take their fair share of the homeless population and work to provide services to this vulnerable community. We will not allow the complete disintegration of our neighborhood, nor will we stand for the complete erasure of our presence from our community recreation center.
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  • Mayor Dave Holness: Freeze Rent In Broward County Due to COVID-19
    "During the COVID-19 crisis, we all have a responsibility towards our communities to keep ourselves healthy and avoid situations that can spread the virus. As of March 17th, the state of Florida will close all bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and other small businesses in order to help us uphold that responsibility. While this is a step in the right direction regarding health, the effects of these sweeping business closures affect the livelihood of thousands of Florida residents that rely on front-of-the house restaurant, club/bar work or tips to make ends meet. Without a plan in place to supplement the income of these workers, and with no guarantee that unemployment benefits will provide the relief people need in a city with one of the highest costs of living in the country, we demand a moratorium on rent collection. Hard-working people are going to suffer at the expense of the greater good. While we don't deny the importance of instituting these closures, we would be ashamed and heartbroken to watch our government let people who rely on health and wellness care work, restaurant work, work in the entertainment industry (clubs/bars), and other small businesses face evictions, blows to their credit, or be backed into a corner financially through no fault of their own. As a spa business owner and full-time Licensed Massage Therapist, this is my sole source of income. So many other massage practitioners and business owners in the industry, are affected. Simply providing people with an unemployment payment of temporary paid leave at minimum wage would not be enough to cover their typical expenses. We need Broward County and Florida as a whole to put a moratorium on rent NOW in order to preserve the livelihood of so many hard working business owners, healthcare practitioners, and other affected industries during this time of crisis".
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  • Eliminate Peak Hour during Pandemic
    During the holidays, APS is known to turn off peak hours so we can enjoy our holidays with our family. During this time of pandemic, we are all being asked to stay home by state and local officials. I think it’s important that APS eliminate peak hours during our time of need and make our stay at home more comfortable while not having to worry about our power consumption.
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  • Stop Evictions During COVID-19 Outbreak NOW!
    People are already living paycheck to paycheck, already struggling to get by in a housing crisis in Walla Walla and across the State. With businesses closing and workers losing their expected income, thousands of Walla Wallans and millions of Washingtonians will be unable to make this month's housing payment. We need the City of Walla Walla and Governor Jay Inslee to take FAST ACTION to STOP EVICTIONS during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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  • Close All Publix Super Markets, Curbside Pickup Only
    This company has enough resources to implement a system of minimal interaction at all stores, keeping its customers and employees safe. With the number of employees at each store, keeping up with the demand for a curbside pickup will be manageable via the Instacart system. If not, taking orders by phone and then brought out to the customer should be implemented. This keeps employees working, and keeps food in the homes of the communities we serve.
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  • Sedona: Protect Workers from COVID-19
    Protecting yourself from a pandemic shouldn’t depend on where you live or the kind of job you have. We have the resources to help everybody through this crisis. All leaders need to step up and do what they can NOW. Don’t wait for others to lead. Do what YOU can do NOW.
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  • COVID-19 Emergency Mortgage, Rent and Debt Forgiveness
    We demand an immediate moratorium on collecting rent, mortgage and utility/wifi bills for the month of April and forgiveness of interest, late fees, or the owing of that month's rent in the future should it need to be implemented. This moratorium and forgiveness should continue as long as the critical and necessary social distancing continues during the Covid-19 crisis. As many of you know, most Oregon business came to a rolling halt weeks before the Federal, state and county governments took action. As a result many local businesses, workers and Oregonians are already on the edge of default due to the free-fall of our economy. Oregons, particularly small businesses and those who work in food service, retail, entertainment, gig, freelance, cottage industries and recreational sectors are hard hit and will loose both their enterprises and homes if decisive action is not taken now. Many Oregonians will go into default if the banks, loan collectors and landlords are not immediately prevented from raking in collections, debts and rents during this vulnerable time. At the start of April, you or someone you love may be unable to pay for rent. Within two weeks someone you know will default on their home loan. Small business that are central to your community will begin accruing a debilitating amount of debt forcing them to close their doors forever. A friend or family member that you care about could face eviction or the closure of vital utilities. Covid-19 does more than threaten the lives of the elderly and weak. It will terraform our communities and destroy the livelihood of our young, old, poor and working class alike. Sign the petition today. Demand an immediate moratorium on the collection of all mortgages/loans, bills, rents and utilities for both individuals and small businesses. The damaging effects of the Covid-19 crisis can be staved off, if not prevented, but only if we come together now.
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  • Tell Gov. DeSantis and Sen. Scott to freeze rents
    Most people have a budget and rents are out of control since lots of them all we have is our retirement checks and the rest of the people live from paycheck to paycheck
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  • Hazard Pay for Mother’s Markets Employees
    This is important because we, as a grocery store clerks warehouse workers, and anything to do with keeping Mothers Market open, stocked, clean, calm, and ready for our customers every single day from 7 AM to 10 PM during working hours, as well as everyone who works overnight and overtime because of this COVID 19 pandemic deserve hazard pay. This is an unprecedented time and we are exposing ourselves and our families to this deadly virus. It is important to keep ourselves , our families, and our communities safe, healthy, calm and well-nourished during this pandemic.
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  • CONGRESS: Cancel Student Debt to Stimulate the Economy
    The Coronavirus pandemic is a health crisis like we have never seen before, and it is colliding with the economic crisis of this generation - student loan debt. Lost wages and medical costs will impact families across the country for weeks, months, and years to come. Adding the persistent burden of student debt is a recipe for an economic disaster for millions of everyday people. Labor shocks like those the pandemic are likely to cause will undoubtedly increase federal student loan defaults. Borrowers in default on federal student loans face having their tax refunds seized and wages garnished at a time when they can least afford it. We also call on lawmakers to immediately stop these actions that hit distressed borrowers the most. Canceling student debt in response to the Coronavirus crisis will help the 45 million people with student loans and stimulate the economy when it is needed most. It will allow borrowers to purchase the necessities their families depend on: food on their table, a roof over their head, and critical healthcare. In the long term, a student debt cancellation stimulus would help prevent or reduce the impacts of an upcoming recession. Student debt cancellation can boost GDP by up to $108 billion a year and would add up to 1.5 million jobs per year.
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  • Poverty Amidst Pandemic: A Moral Response to COVID-19
    We cannot return to normal. Addressing the depth of the crises that have been revealed in this pandemic means enacting universal health care, expanding social welfare programs, ensuring access to water and sanitation, cash assistance to poor and low income families, good jobs, living wages and an annual income and protecting our democracy. It means ensuring that our abundant national resources are used for the general welfare, instead of war, walls, and the wealthy. We also call on you to immediately enact the demands of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival to fully address the COVID-19 outbreak and the underlying crises of poverty and inequality that made so many vulnerable right now. Read them here: bit.ly/PPCDemands WE DEMAND THAT YOU INCLUDE: 1. Immediate, comprehensive and permanent paid sick leave for 100% of employees for this pandemic. Paid sick leave must become standard across all sectors of the labor market. 2. Immediate health care for all, including 100% free COVID-19 testing, treatment and quality care to all, regardless of income, age, disability, citizenship or any other factor, and including the uninsured. 3. A guaranteed and adequate annual income/universal income, including rapid, direct payments to all low-wage and temporary workers for the duration of this crisis, from grocery, fast food and delivery workers, care workers, and pharmacists to others who remain on the front lines and are severely underpaid. 4. A national moratorium on evictions, tax foreclosures, rent hikes, and a national rent freeze. This includes an immediate halt to encampment sweeps and towing vehicles of unhoused communities. Federal resources must be directed to local and state governments towards opening and preparing vacant and habitable buildings, properties and warehouses to house and provide adequate care for all people who are homeless. This includes ensuring education, food assistance and health care for homeless children and provisions for medical testing, treatment and respite for the homeless. 5. Jubilee and debt forgiveness for medical debt, student debt, water, utilities and other forms of household debt. 6. Protections for our democracy and the right to vote with expanded opportunities to vote during this crisis and an expanded census to ensure every person is accounted for. WE ALSO DEMAND: 1. A national moratorium on water and utility shut-offs, a waiver of all late-payment charges, and reinstitution of any services that have already been cut off due to nonpayment, including access to cellular and internet service. We demand policies that establish affordability-based plans for water and other utility services. 2. Expansion of resources and funding for FEMA and the EPA to ensure access to emergency care and clean air, water and land for all. 3. Ending work requirements on all federal benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid. 4. Resources to keep all rural hospitals and community health centers open, and an infusion of resources to Indian Health Services. 5. Permanent protections for social security, Medicare and Medicaid. 6. Emergency OSHA standards for health care workers, first responders and anyone else in frontline positions. 7. Protections for people in mental health facilities, prisons and juvenile detention centers, especially supplies, personnel, testing and treatment. This includes the release of all at risk populations and non-violent offenders and detainees. 8. Suspension of all CBP and ICE enforcement and ensuring all emergency provisions are made available to immigrants, including undocumented people. 9. Increased support for public schools to provide continuous, equitable and quality remote learning access for the duration of any school closures, including for children with disabilities, and for schools to continue to provide social services for qualifying children and families. 10. Lifting all military and economic sanctions, ending unnecessary military operations overseas and bringing our troops home. 11. Measures to ensure that nobody — no individual or corporation or financial interest — profits off this public health crisis by making vaccines and treatments affordable and/or free for those who cannot afford the costs. We also call on you to immediately enact the demands of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Read them here: bit.ly/PPCDemands Before COVID-19, nearly 700 people died everyday because of poverty and inequality in this country. The frontlines of this pandemic will be the poor and dispossessed - those who do not have access to healthcare, housing, water, decent wages, stable work or child care - and those who are continuing to work in this crisis, meeting our health care and other needs. It should not have taken a pandemic to raise these resources. In June 2019, we presented a Poor People’s Moral Budget to the House Budget Committee, showing that we can meet these needs for this entire country. If you had taken up this Moral Budget, we would have already moved towards infusing more than $1.2 trillion into the economy to invest in health care, good jobs, living wages, housing, water and sanitation services and more. This is not the time for trickle-down solutions. We know that when you lift from the bottom, everybody rises. There are concrete solutions to this immediate crisis and the longer term illnesses we have been battling for months, years and decades before. We will continue to organize and build power until you meet these demands. Many millions of us have been hurting for far too long. We will not be silent anymore. Rev. Dr. William Barber, II Co-Chair, The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and President, Repairers of the Breach Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair, The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and Director, Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice
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  • Tell Gov. Cuomo - Sales Tax Forgiveness Now For Small Businesses
    This financial cushion could be the difference between mom and pop shops disappearing or surviving the pandemic. Now is the time to show your support for small businesses who don’t have the resources to sustain themselves during a closure or even partial closure. Allow us to use our collected sales tax to take care of us and ours while preventing further transmission of this virus. We are the lifeblood of New York communities. Keep us alive.
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