PAY FREEZES FOR ALL GOVERNORS & SENATORS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Allante Williams started this petition to Alabama Governor and

APRIL 2020: The number of unemployed adults in the United States peaked at nearly 21 million. 

As of August 2020, enhanced pandemic unemployment insurance (PUA) has run out, which was a welcomed $600 cushion for those who were burdened with the worry of how they would provide their next meals. With moratorium on evictions lifting in phases until the end of September and October, 23 million families face the prospect of EVICTION. While the working class is beaten and burdened with higher suicide rates, another national shutdown looming with new cases skyrocketing, why are politicians still collecting paychecks, while debating how much we are worth as citizens? This is truly exposing the problem of classism, where the rich call the shots & treat us like pets, giving us the bare minimum. 

I am making a formal call to action for GOVERNORS of every state to either FREEZE YOUR OWN PAY, or TAKE A PAY CUT so you’ll understand firsthand how the common man feels when his livelihood is threatened by a virus just because the state & federal government didn’t have an adequate contingency measure in place. 

FACT: A lot of average Americans do not have enough money to cover a surprise $400 expense. Most of our Congressional members are MILLIONAIRES who can definitely afford to FREEZE PAY or TAKE A PAY CUT. Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia is worth $500 million. House Speaker Pelosi is worth $25 million, when her base salary is $223,000 a year. I’m not good at math but, lobbyists own our sitting lawmakers and it MUST STOP. 

CONGRESS IS MAKING THE WELFARE OF AMERICANS A PARTISAN ISSUE. The Federal Reserve can easily print paper dollars into oblivion and CONgress can pass a stimulus plan of $2,000 MINIMUM PER QUALIFYING HOUSEHOLD borrowing prerequisites from the success of the CARES Act of May. 

CONGRESS is on call from the House chambers, and August is supposed to be their coveted recess month. 

CONGRESS — DO YOUR JOBS OR STEP DOWN. SERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND HONOR YOUR OATHS. PASS THESE BILLS AND GET FAMILIES THE CUSHION THEY NEED UNTIL THIS PANDEMIC IS CORRALLED OR THERE WILL BE MORE RIOTS!

 

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