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To: Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell

We need Millions of signatures to let Mitch McConnell know - Vote on the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800)

We need Millions of signatures to let Mitch McConnell know - Vote on the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800)

The Heroes Act (H.R. 6800) must be brought to the floor of the Senate for bipartisan passage. It was passed by the House, received in the Senate, and has been on the Senate Legislative Calendar since 06/01/2020.

It is unconscionable that during this national health crisis due to a global pandemic and economic emergency, legislators have decided to pick party over the people and by doing so, cause harm to the American public. These critical funds are still needed.

“We the People” is not a Democrat or Republican based statement in the preamble of the Constitution. Senator McConnell, you must find a bipartisan way to accomplish this legislative action. The American people are still hurting and need your help.

Respectfully, you are either on the right side of history or you are not.

We must get through this unfolding tragedy together so that we can reopen the country safely without allowing Americans to unnecessarily lose their lives, homes, apartments, jobs, and ability to feed their families because the Congress we elected did not fight for us.

Why is this important?

Americans Are Hurting - Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, doesn't care and will be going on Holiday break with the rest of Congress. He will go without helping Americans and the States?
Even the Fed said, minimizing any bill that Congress passes should be more $ for the security and needs of America.
It's imperative that the States are funded since the services they provide (firefighters, police, etc. ) are funded by the State and now that the vaccine will need to be administered, Congress Must pass some monetary relief.
We are YOUR constituents and you are where you are because We Hired You.

The Heroes Act had included:
• Funds to pay critical workers (first responders, health workers, teachers)
• Heroes Fund for Essential Workers
• Funding for Covid-19 testing, tracing, and treatment
• Second direct payment stimulus ($1200 individual and up to $6000 per household)
• Employee Retention Tax Credit to help businesses keep employees on the payroll with benefits
• OSHA program based on CDC expertise infection control and protections for employees who report infractions
• Support for Small Businesses and Nonprofits in underserved communities
ties with emergency grants through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
• Preserves Health coverage with Cobra subsidies and special enrollment period in the ACA for the uninsured
• Extends $600 federal unemployment benefits through January 2021
• Housing assistance for struggling families (mortgage, rent, utility, housing expenses)
• 15% increase to maximum SNAP benefit and additional funding for nutrition programs
• Safeguards our democracy with resources for safe elections, accurate Census, preservation of the Postal Service.

Tell Mitch McConnell that The Heroes Act (HR 6800) OR a Comprehensive Relief Package needs to be brought to the floor of the Senate and passed now to protect our Heroes and the millions of hurting Americans.

Do the right thing.


Reasons for signing

  • Education & Economy: I want you to vote to remove trump and Mitch McConnell out of the Oval Office today. Flip the senate and take back the White House today. Education and Economy reopening all states and cities. Government Reopening all states and cities around the world and counties. Returning students back to school this year. Let’s Help to stop and slow the spread of virus.
  • mm you suck!
  • I signed because I don't feel that some people should be paid more money to stay at home than go back to work. I also think that the essential workers should be paid for our contribution. We risk our lives every day!

Updates

2020-08-17 21:24:31 -0400

First, I want to thank you for your support of this petition. I hope that you are staying safe and healthy.
Ok...I've been very patient since I started this petition and haven't sent this to the Senate Majority Leader yet. Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell is on vacation right now and has not taken any action except to try to offer a piece meal solution so that the rest of the funding needed in the Heroes Act for states to continue to fund essential workers and emergency services, to keep people in their apartments/houses to fend off another housing crisis, to provide some relief for families and the unemployed, provide continued Covid-19 funding to fight this pandemic, and many other needs will be forgotten.
We really need to amp up signatures so that I can send this to Mitch McConnell. I believe if we can get enough signatures, it will make an impact since this situation isn't over yet.
Drastic measures are needed from all of us right now because, we are all in this together.

2020-07-30 13:48:56 -0400

Yes, our essential workers need to be taken care of. They keep our cities and states running. They are risking their lives for all of us. The Heroes Act provides money for the states to provide for first responders, health workers, teachers, etc.

2020-07-27 21:45:41 -0400

Mitch McConnell is working on his own plan to counter the Heroes Act. Below are the Tweets from Nancy Pelosi regarding the status from 07/27/2020:

Nancy Pelosi @SpeakerPelosi

"Democrats have stood ready to negotiate for more than two months. I call upon GOP congressional leaders & the President’s team to join Leader Schumer & me within a half an hour of releasing their plan today to negotiate and get the job done.
After 10 weeks of Senate Republicans’ unilateral “pause” on responding to the coronavirus, it remains unclear whether they will release their plan today – even as working families struggle to make rent, children go hungry and unemployment is expiring."

There is no word when a negotiation will happen much less get passed. How is this going to help each State deal with Covid-19? Protect our essential workers? Keep people in their homes?

2020-07-23 14:18:42 -0400

Mitch McConnell and the Senate are NOT thinking of the American people...
I am extremely concerned that the bill that Mitch McConnell is currently working on as an alternative to the Heroes Act is not even close to what our State and Local governments, and the American people need to help us get through this crisis.

I would imagine that after they pass whatever Bill they are going to; this opportunity will not come around again for a while.

We are coming up on Flu season and with Covid-19 on top of that, we are going to be in a greater crisis and need to be prepared. I do not want us to look back and wish we had done more.

We need Millions of signatures to let Mitch McConnell know - Vote on the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800).

Please, help spread the word by forwarding the link below to your friends or putting it out on social media.

https://sign.moveon.org/p/Heroes

Again, thank you very much for your support.

2020-07-21 13:36:57 -0400

Thank you for signing my petition. We need millions of signatures to let Mitch McConnell know that whatever he comes up with on his own will not help the people who need it most. What will happen if we don't take care of our own Heroes, the essential workers? And the others who need it? This is a time of a national crisis on multiple fronts. A band-aid is not a sufficient fix and if we are given a band-aid, what happens later? Comprehensive legislation is needed to allow us more time to combat Covid-19 while a vaccine is being worked on. People will end up filing bankruptcy, losing housing, and then what will that get us? Congress has given billions to large companies. We must remind Congress of who has hired them to represent us. I'm concerned that only a large response will get their attention. Every voice counts. Again, thank you so very much.

2020-07-20 14:05:55 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-07-20 13:05:40 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-07-20 12:49:02 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-07-20 12:42:00 -0400

10 signatures reached