Petition update

Our voices were heard

Stephanie Bonin
Denver, CO, United States

Jun 1, 2020 — 

Hi All – Today I got the chance to be a part of a live town hall event with Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, and others as they spoke about the need for cash payments to individuals during the COVID-19 crisis. They featured a video of me talking about this petition and the 1.2 million signatures we’ve gathered in support of $2000/month. Senator Kamala Harris was extremely impressed by the support and agreed with our vision. She promised to share the signatures with all of her colleagues in the Senate via a “dear colleague” letter. She said: “I mean, this is where there is the power of the people. 1.2 million people signing a petition, using their voices to tell the truth...about what is happening in America today...They need to be seen. They must be heard.” 

During the town hall, they also showed some of the videos that many of you submitted, sharing why you need $2000 a month. It was so powerful to see all the faces on the screen and to watch Senator Harris react to and talk about your stories. 

Near the end of her interview, Senator Harris also said, “...this is affecting everyone in our country. That pandemic could care less about who you voted for in the last presidential race. The 40 million+ people who lost their jobs, they represent everybody of who we are. And they need their government to work for them.”

If you didn’t get a chance to watch live, you can still see (and share!) the video here. The part about our petition is from 19:15 to 31:00, but the whole thing is worth watching if you have the time. 

Thank you to each of you for making our message loud enough to be heard by our lawmakers. This was an incredible step in our fight. As Senator Harris said, “We must be heard, and the only way to do that is to keep speaking and shouting as necessary.” 

Thank you for using your voices, 

Stephanie


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