COVID-19 AND THE PEOPLE

COVID-19 AND THE PEOPLE

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Shay Day started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

 Like many others, I am forced to stay home and practice social distancing in hopes to protect the community of people I live amongst and stop the spread of COVID-19.

I work at a coffee shop, paid minimum wage living paycheck to paycheck.  

Missing even one day of work drastically effects my financial security. I don't have many luxuries, but I do have to pay rent, my phone bill, electricity, gas and water. I am concerned that this virus, which is completely out of my control, will leave me in further financial burden than I already am, without the possibility to recover. I share these seemingly insignificant details with you because I want you, reader, to know I stand next to you and even if your financial concerns look a little different than mine, I am also worried.    

It is during these times that we, as the masses, have the opportunity to recognize how powerful we are when we stand together. These are the moments in time we pay taxes for. This is when the people we elect and pay to represent our needs, within the government, take action on our behalf with our needs as priority. Unless our needs are not the priority... 

We have been put into a position where either way, our lives and our safety are in jeopardy. Even if evictions and foreclosures are not permitted during this time how will we pay back rent that is accumulated while not being able to work? Will we have jobs once this is over? How will this affect our credit? How will we keep water and electricity running? How will we feed our families? How will we make mortgage payments and pay property tax? How will we recover from the financial burden of COVID-19?

The government closing down workplaces without addressing the serious repercussions for us, as wage workers, is a clear example of how disconnected they are from the masses. The systems built to help those in need are already broken. How can we be expected to rely on those systems in this moment? The governments lack of self-awareness is exasperating. Stress is detrimental to the immune system and at this time, hanging questions regarding our health and our future’s leave us even more susceptible to the virus we are supposedly protecting ourselves from.     

This Petition is to demand a nationwide moratorium on rent, mortgage payments, utilities (gas, electric, water), property tax, student loan debt until the virus is under control and to provide emergency funding for those in need. There are no guidelines on how to deal with this unprecedented issue. The government is just making it up as they go along. Let's be sure that we, the masses and the backbone of this American society, get a chance to influence how this crisis will impact us. 

Be compassionate with yourself at this time. Alleviate some of your stress by sharing this petition. We all want to feel heard and supported. Some of us might not have access to the internet, help those people hear this and sign. Some might need this translated, help those people hear this and sign.

There are so many of us.

We are stronger together.

We can help each other.  

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