Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
$2000/month to every American #moneyforthepeople #covid19
**UPDATE: Our country is still deeply struggling. The recovery hasn’t reached many Americans – the true unemployment rate for low-wage workers is estimated at over 20% and many people face large debts from last year for things like utilities, rent and child care. These are all reasons that checks need to be targeted to people who are still struggling and that Congress needs to learn from this past year. It took nine months for Congress to send a second stimulus check, and just moments to spend it. Moving forward Congress needs to make recurring checks automatic if certain triggers are met. No more waiting around for our government to send the help we need. Sign to join our movement to get recurring checks to the people. My name is Stephanie, and I am one of millions of Americans who fear for my financial future because of this coronavirus crisis. With businesses and schools closing across the country to control the spread of this virus, many people have already lost their jobs. Others are being forced to stay home. This is catastrophic for working families like mine. I’m calling on Congress to support families with a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for kids immediately, and continuing regular checks for the duration of the crisis. Otherwise, laid-off workers, furloughed workers, the self-employed, and workers dealing with reduced hours will struggle to pay their rent or put food on the table. My husband and I own a restaurant in Denver and these past two weeks have been a blur. Our restaurant community is wrestling with seeing everything we all have worked so hard for irrevocably changed. Our hearts were breaking as we watched our staff divide the ingredients in our kitchen to bring to their homes: a dismal token for employees who worked tirelessly every day. Our talented and cherished team, some of whom have been with us since we opened our doors 15 years ago, are now without an income. Like our team, my family has lost all of the income from our restaurant, and business owners and the self-employed can't claim unemployment. This is the story of America right now. For our team and other Americans who can claim unemployment, even the maximum payments will not be enough for most people to continue paying their bills – and avoid slipping into poverty. The facts are, even successful small businesses can’t go months with their doors closed. But supplying Americans with monthly support until they can get back on their feet can save our communities from financial ruin. We need immediate checks and recurring payments so that we can keep our heads above water. Congress needs to make sure that we won’t be left financially ruined for doing our part to keep the country healthy.
Petition to UCLA, Chancellor Gene D. Block
UCLA: Stop endangering us; let disabled Bruins learn remotely!
The Disabled Student Union, Teaching Assistants, and students/student-workers of UCLA have the following demands: All in-person lectures be live-streamed with students having the choice to go in person or attend the live-stream Not mandating in-person attendance for students and teaching assistants Providing recordings of classes for students with the modified attendance accommodation and for students with COVID-19 Ensuring closed captioning (not auto-captioning) is accessible for all recording and live-streams as compliant with WCAG guidelines and ADA requirements Approving all TA (teaching assistant) and faculty requests to teach and hold discussion sections remotely Disabled, immunocompromised, and otherwise concerned students and employees of UCLA deserve to work and learn under safe conditions. Anxieties abound as the delta variant of SARS-CoV-19 takes hold across the country, making both vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans ill. But UCLA is denying requests to learn and work remotely. The administration also refuses to implement hybrid course models that would allow for equitable access. In trying to adhere to their dangerous promise of nearly all in-person instruction, UCLA is putting all students at risk and failing to meet the needs of disabled students. Disabled students requested remote learning access for years prior to the pandemic; we were told it was too difficult and expensive to implement. The immediate switch to remote instruction in March 2020 proved that these accommodations were possible the entire time. Even without Covid, disabled students have difficulty making it to courses in person and/or have symptom flares that require them to miss class. It is not too difficult to accommodate this: UCLA already has the infrastructure for hybrid and remote instruction, via Bruincast and Zoom. It is essential that all courses utilize these tools to provide remote access so that all students can have equal access to education. The Center for Accessible Education at UCLA asserts that requesting remote learning accommodations can be denied if it "fundamentally alters the nature of the course." Apparently, any form of learning remotely “fundamentally alters the nature of the course.” If that's the case, then every class between March 2020 and June 2021 was "fundamentally altered” –– yet UCLA charged full tuition rates. Charging full tuition for this coursework implies that UCLA considered these classes equivalent to standard in-person work in quality and efficiency. There's no reason that that would not continue to be the case going into the 2021-2022 academic year. UCLA administration only sees remote study/work as reasonable if administrators feel unsafe––never mind the safety of high-risk Bruins. According to UCLA’s Faculty FAQ document, "Classes cannot be changed to remote modality based on … generalized concerns about classroom ventilation or potential virus transmission … [or] immunocompromised or unvaccinated family members." In other words, even faculty hesitant to go in-person due to safety concerns are not allowed to conduct their courses remotely. This is a potential violation of OSHA and ADA guidelines. Students have even less power: We're being told that after a full year of remote learning, it's suddenly too difficult to let us learn from home. Many of us are being denied remote learning accommodations, even for classes required to graduate. Or, the university advises students to drop out until the pandemic subsides. Both of these options jeopardize the education and livelihood of students on financial aid or scholarships. This also forces disabled students to delay their careers or graduate school, harming their earning potential. UCLA is shutting out disabled students, faculty, and TAs in the middle of a pandemic. UCLA is prioritizing the goal of in-person instruction over protecting our lives. We deserve to learn and work where we feel safe: Tell UCLA to require remote access to ALL courses and approve ALL faculty requests for remote work!
Petition to World Leaders
Release imprisoned journalists worldwide
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists and our partners call on governments to release all journalists from their prisons. On behalf of more than 250 journalists behind bars, we call on authorities to free these political prisoners immediately and unconditionally. For journalists jailed in countries affected by the virus, freedom is now a matter of life and death. Imprisoned journalists have no control over their surroundings, cannot choose to isolate, and are often denied necessary medical care. The World Health Organization states that “People deprived of their liberty, and those living or working in enclosed environments in their close proximity, are likely to be more vulnerable to the COVID-19 disease than the general population.” Global press freedom and human rights organizations are calling on world leaders to immediately release all imprisoned journalists. Add your voice to the call and sign our petition today! Click here for a full list of partner organizations Translations Español En medio de la pandemia provocada por el COVID-19, el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por su siglas en inglés) insta a los Gobiernos a liberar de las cárceles a todos los periodistas. En nombre de los más de 250 periodistas en prisión, hacemos un llamamiento a las autoridades a liberar de manera inmediata e incondicional a estos presos políticos. Para los periodistas encarcelados en países afectados por el virus, la libertad ahora es una cuestión de vida o muerte. Los periodistas encarcelados no tienen ningún control sobre su entorno, no pueden optar por el aislamiento voluntario, y a menudo se les niega la atención médica necesaria. La Organización Mundial de la Salud ha declarado: “Las personas privadas de su libertad, y aquéllas que viven o trabajan en ambientes cerrados muy cerca de estas personas, son más vulnerables que el resto de la población a la enfermedad provocada por el COVID-19." Las organizaciones defensoras de los derechos humanos y la libertad de prensa de todo el mundo están instando a los líderes mundiales a liberar inmediatamente a todos los periodistas encarcelados. ¡Sume su voz a este llamamiento y suscriba nuestra petición hoy! Portuguese Em meio à pandemia provocada pelo COVID-19, o Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ) insta os governos a libertar todos os jornalistas que estão em seus cárceres. Em nome de mais de 250 jornalistas atrás das grades, pedimos às autoridades que libertem esses presos políticos de forma imediata e incondicional. Para jornalistas presos em países afetados pelo vírus, a liberdade é agora uma questão de vida ou morte. Jornalistas aprisionados não têm controle sobre seu ambiente, não podem escolher isolar-se e geralmente não recebem os cuidados médicos necessários. A Organização Mundial da Saúde declara que “as pessoas privadas de liberdade e as que vivem ou trabalham em ambientes fechados, proximidade a ela, são mais vulneráveis à doença provocada pelo COVID-19 do que a população em geral." As organizações globais de liberdade de imprensa e direitos humanos estão pedindo aos líderes mundiais que libertem imediatamente todos os jornalistas presos. Adicione sua voz ao apelo e assine nossa petição hoje! Turkish Gazetecileri Koruma Komitesi içinde bulunduğumuz COVID-19 salgını durumunda tüm devletleri hapishanelerindeki tüm gazetecileri serbest bırakmaya çağırıyor. Parmaklıklar ardında bulunan 250’nin üzerinde gazeteci adına yetkilileri bu politik mahkumları derhal ve koşulsuz olarak serbest bırakma çağrısı yapıyoruz. Virüsten etkilenen ülkelerin hapishanelerindeki gazeteciler için özgürlük artık bir ölüm kalım meselesi. Hapisteki gazeteciler çevrelerini kontrol edemezler, kendilerini izole etme kararı alamazlar ve sıklıkla gerekli tıbbi tedaviden yoksun bırakılırlar. Dünya Sağlık Örgütü açıklamasında belirtildiği üzere: “Özgürlüklerinden mahrum bırakılan insanlar ve kapalı alanlarda onlara yakın mesafede yaşayan ve çalışanlar COVID-19 hastalığına karşı toplumun genelinden daha korunmasız olabilirler.” Dünya çapında basın özgürlüğü ve insan hakları örgütleri dünya liderlerine hapisteki tüm gazetecileri derhal serbest bırakma çağrısı yapıyor. Sesinizi çağrımıza katın ve dilekçemizi bugün imzalayın! Français En plein pandémie de COVID-19, le Comité pour la protection des journalistes appelle tous les gouvernements à libérer tous les journalistes détenus dans leurs prisons. Au nom de plus de 250 journalistes derrière les barreaux, nous appelons les autorités à libérer ces prisonniers politiques immédiatement et sans condition. Pour les journalistes emprisonnés dans des pays touchés par le virus, la liberté est désormais une question de vie ou de mort. Les journalistes emprisonnés n’ont aucun contrôle sur leur environnement, ne peuvent pas choisir de s’isoler et sont souvent privés des soins médicaux nécessaires. L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé déclare que « Les personnes privées de leur liberté et celles qui vivent ou travaillent en milieu clos à proximité de ces personnes sont plus vulnérables que le reste de la population face à la maladie à virus COVID-19 ». Les organisations mondiales de défense de la liberté de la presse et des droits de l’homme appellent les dirigeants mondiaux à libérer immédiatement tous les journalistes emprisonnés. Joignez-vous à cet appel et signez notre pétition dès aujourd’hui! Russian В разгар пандемии COVID-19 Комитет по защите журналистов призывает все правительства освободить всех журналистов из тюрем. От имени более 250 журналистов за решеткой мы призываем власти немедленно и безоговорочно освободить этих политических заключенных. Для журналистов, заключенных в тюрьмы в странах, затронутых вирусом, свобода стала вопросом жизни и смерти. Заключенные журналисты не имеют возможности контролировать ситуацию вокруг них, не могут изолироваться, и им часто отказывают в необходимой медицинской помощи. Согласно заявлению Всемирной организации здравоохранения «люди, находящиеся в местах лишения свободы – равно как и люди, живущие или работающие в закрытой среде, в непосредственной близости друг к другу, более уязвимы перед COVID-19, чем население в целом». Глобальные организации по свободе прессы и правам человека призывают мировых лидеров немедленно освободить всех заключенных журналистов. Добавьте свой голос и подпишите нашу петицию сегодня! Farsi در میانهی بحران همه گیری کویید-۱۹، کمیتهی حفاظت از روزنامهنگاران از تمام دولتها میخواهد که هرچه سریعتر روزنامهنگاران دربند را آزاد کنند. از طرف بیش از ۲۵۰ روزنامهنگاری که پشت میلههای زندان هستند از مسئولان میخواهیم که این زندانیان سیاسی را سریعا و بی قید و شرط آزاد کنند. برای روزنامهنگارانی که در کشورهای درگیر ویروس کرونا زندانی هستند، آزادی حکم مرگ و زندگی را دارد. روزنامهنگاران دربند اختیار کنترل شرایط خود را ندارند، نمیتوانند تصمیم به ایزوله کردن خود بگیرند و کمکهای پزشکی از ایشان دریغ میشود. سازمان بهداشت جهانی میگوید: «افرادی که آزادی از ایشان سلب شده است و در محیطهای بسته زندگی یا کار میکنند، در برابر بیماری کویید-۱۹ آسیب پذیرتر از سایرین هستند.» سازمانهای جهانی آزادی مطبوعات وحقوق بشر از تمام رهبران جهان میخواهند که همهی روزنامهنگاران دربند را هرچه سریعتر آزاد کنند. همین امروز طومار ما را امضا کنید و صدای خود را به فریاد افراد خواهان آزادی روزنامهنگاران دربند بیفزایید. Arabic في وسط جائحة كوفيد-19، تطالب لجنة حماية الصحفيين جميع الحكومات بالإفراج عن جميع الصحفيين من السجون. ونيابة عن أكثر من 250 صحفياً سجيناً، نطالب السلطات بالإفراج عن هؤلاء السجناء السياسيين فوراً ودون شروط. وبالنسبة للصحفيين السجناء في البلدان المتأثرة بالفيروس، باتت الحرية الآن مسألة حياة أو موت. ولا يملك الصحفيون السجناء أي سيطرة على الأوضاع المحيطة بهم، ولا يمكنهم أن يقرروا عزل أنفسهم، وغالباً ما يُحرمون من الرعاية الطبية الضرورية. وصرحت منظمة الصحة العالمية بأن "الأشخاص المحرومين من حريتهم، وأولئك الذين يعيشون أو يعملون في بيئات مقفلة في محيطهم المباشر، من المرجح أن يكونوا أكثر عرضة للإصابة بمرض كوفيد-19 مقارنة مع عموم الجمهور". وتطالب المنظمات العالمية المعنية بحرية الصحافة وحقوق الإنسان قادة العالم بالإفراج فوراً عن جميع الصحفيين السجناء. ضم صوتك إلى هذه الدعوة ووقع على العريضة اليوم!
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Trump Administration, U.S Congress
Immediate $ 2,000 + for every American per month !
With COVID-19 having more and more reported cases everyday, businesses are closing their doors, people are out of work with no way of knowing how long conditions will last. Americans are struggling to pay bills and support their families. Matters are only going to get worse the longer this pandemic continues. By signing this petition and contributing whatever you can spare, we will work together to not only get this issue put on the agenda, but we will speak to congress, expressing just how much us, the American people, are hurting. But supplying Americans with monthly support ( $2000 dollar minimum per person) until they can get back on their feet can save our communities from financial ruin.We need immediate checks and recurring payments so that we can keep our heads above water. Congress needs to make sure that we won’t be left financially ruined for doing our part to keep the country healthy.
Petition to Joseph R. Biden, Miguel Cardona, Richard Cordray, James Kvaal, Toby Merrill
POTUS: Cancel Federal Student Loans, and Return Bankruptcy Rights to All Student Loans.
Student Loans can be cancelled with nothing needed from the Treasury, and nothing added to the national debt. We call on President Biden to cancel all federally owned loans by executive order. We also call on both the President and Congress to return standard bankruptcy rights to ALL student loans, by executive order and through Congress by passing S.2598 and HR.4907. In the past two years, Trillions in stimulus (including PPP loans that don't need to be repaid) required money to be drawn from the Treasury, and added to the national debt. However, the President can cancel $1.3 Trillion in federally owned student loans with $0 needed from the Treasury, and $0 added to the national debt. He can also order the Department of Education to stop opposing student loan borrowers in bankruptcy court. Before the pandemic, 45.4 million people were holding federal student loans, and 80% were either not paying (64.3%), or were paying but their balances were going up. Today, student debt in over one-third of U.S. states exceeds their total annual budgets. Older people outnumber younger people with student debt, and they owe 3 times more, despite having borrowed far less. The default rate for 2004 students is 40%, but they borrowed less than a third of what is being borrowed today. The default rate for current borrowers will likely exceed 75%. This is roughly four times higher than the default rate for sub-prime home mortgages. By all rational metrics, this is now a catastrophically failed, and nationally threatening lending system! We do not have to take this. Cancelling these loans will greatly stimulate the economy. Analysts estimate that cancelling student loans will increase GDP by over $100 billion for the next ten years, but they don't account for increased borrowing that will enable people to buy homes, start businesses, etc. This is not a partisan problem. More than half of all student loan borrowers identify as being politically independent, or republican. "Red" states are being hurt significantly worse than "Blue" states. Claims that cancelling loans will largely benefit people who don't need it are wrong. 80% of all borrowers were "underwater" on their loans before the pandemic. All borrowers were determined to be "financially needy" as a condition for the loans. More than 40% never graduated. Most borrowers are over the age of 35, and owe far more than younger people despite having borrowed far less. The most successful student loan borrowers tend to refinance their loans out of the federal system, so they won't benefit. Rest assured, the taxpayers will be fine. The federal government has been profiting greatly on these loans for many years, and the Department of Education has even been making a profit on defaulted loans for decades. While it is not known how much of the $1.6 Trillion federal portfolio is unpaid principal, it is a small fraction of the total. On balance, the taxpayers will have very little- if any- net loss when these loans are cancelled. THIS PETITION NEEDS MORE THAN JUST YOUR SIGNATURE TO SUCCEED: Follow us on Twitter. Do this quick Special Project. Join your state chapter group, and our Facebook Group. Do a month worth of the daily actions. Call both of your senators & tell them to support S.2598 Tell your local media to report on the petition. Give it a boost. WE GOT THIS. STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. Check out the recent media we've been featured in. Petition created by Alan Collinge, founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org and author of The Student Loan Scam (Beacon Press). Contact
Petition to Kathy Hochul
Patrick Stephens deserves clemency!
This petition was created in 2020 to support the request for clemency that was originally submitted to former Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2018. Patrick’s request was ignored by Cuomo and the Executive Clemency Bureau, but we had high hopes that the new Governor Kathy Hochul would pick up the slack and actually do the clemency work she assured us she would. Well, Patrick finally presented before the New York State Board of Parole for the first time on February 8, 2022. Patrick has helped SO many men prepare for their own parole board hearings and it was finally his turn. The same reasons he should’ve been granted clemency were presented to the Parole Board. We prayed he wouldn’t experience the perpetual punishment of denied parole and about a week and a half later, we received the confirmation that Patrick was granted parole! While we were waiting on parole, we were still hopeful that Governor Hochul could and would intervene and still grant Patrick the clemency we’ve been requesting for over 3 years. However, soon after parole was granted, Patrick received the first and only correspondence from the governor stating that because he was granted parole, she no longer has an interest in his clemency request. Bogus, but expected. Patrick will be released on parole on May 18, 2022 and we are so grateful that the Parole Board did what the Governor lacked the courage and compassion to do. ———————————————————- Clemency means forgiveness or leniency in judgment; to show mercy. A commutation of sentence (a form of executive clemency) reduces an incarcerated person’s current sentence. Please support clemency for Patrick Stephens. Patrick is in his 24th year of a 25 year to life sentence for murder, committed in 1995 when he was only 22 years old. Although a first time violent offender, he was sentenced the maximum time possible for second-degree murder; the minimum being 15 years. Patrick's quest for personal growth and demonstrated commitment to helping others unquestionably meets the criteria the State has used to define those worthy of clemency - he “has made exceptional strides in self-development and improvement; has made responsible use of available rehabilitative programs; has addressed identified treatment needs and the commutation is in the interest of justice, consistent with public safety and the rehabilitation of the applicant” See Apply for Clemency, Commutations, available at http://www.ny.gov/services/apply-clemency (last visited April 4, 2020). With the strong support of his family, he has a reentry plan in place that will set him up for success upon his release. Patrick is now 48 years old. He has made remarkable strides while in prison, including earning his Associate’s Degree and Bachelor's Degree from Bard College. And as of September 2020, he earned his Master’s Degree from New York Theological Seminary. He has received certificates and licenses in approximately 20 programs, learned (and is now fluent in) Spanish, and is a member of the Bard Debate Union. In addition to his educational growth, Patrick has dedicated his time to helping other incarcerated individuals, including those with HIV and AIDS. Patrick has participated in several programs that helped reframe his way of thinking about conflict resolution and communicating with others. Beyond this, he has facilitated and developed programs and workshops on behalf of other incarcerated men, displaying a pattern of community commitment. Most importantly, Patrick has learned what he did not know when he was just 22—that violence and taking a life is never the answer to resolve conflict. He takes full responsibility for his actions and is sorry for the life lost and the pain he caused the family. A common theme in the numerous letters of support written on Patrick's behalf is one of growth, change, and maturity. The letters speak of his change in thinking, calm and thoughtful demeanor, and encouragement and mentorship of others—a far cry from the rebellious, impulsive 22 year-old who committed the offense. The fact that so many people felt compelled to write letters is a testament to his character. Patrick has clearly demonstrated he is remorseful and willing to live up to his potential to be a valued member of society. With his educational achievements during his incarceration, there is minimal risk of repeated offense and recidivism. His family and contacts in the academic community will provide an extensive support network, further reducing the risk. Further incarceration no longer serves any purpose for the People of New York. Therefore, in the interest of justice and reform, Patrick Stephens should be granted clemency. For additional information about Patrick's experience and achievements, please visit DoingSorry.com. Thank you for your support!
Petition to Carolyn B. Maloney, Terry Cavanaugh, Brad Hoylman
Don't let Fox News call itself `news`
This petition asks that the FCC revoke Fox News' license until 'News' is removed from its branding, or until it revises its practices to conform with standards of broadcast journalism. The undersigned understand why the FCC does not want to limit protected speech, but demand the FCC enforce its mandate to protect the public interest as concerns broadcasting. The FCC states that "broadcast licensees may not intentionally distort the news," and that "rigging or slanting the news is a most heinous act against the public interest." So why is a cable TV channel allowed to lie, distort, and promote solely Republican causes under the banner of "news"? Since John Kerry's unsuccessful 2004 presidential bid, Fox News has had a clear right-wing agenda, and it has become steadily more biased since Obama's 2008 election. In the Trump era, it has been documented repeatedly (by Politico, by the Washington Post, by Newsweek) how the president repeats talking points from Fox, which in turn broadcasts pro-Trump messaging. Fox News employees join the Trump White House and vice versa; the line between the two is gone. We are witnessing for the first time on American soil televised propaganda, in the style of fascist and authoritarian regimes. If you haven't noticed this on your own already, it's fully explained by investigative journalist Jane Mayer here. According to the FCC website "there are two issues related to broadcast journalism that are subject to Commission regulation: hoaxes and news distortion." As measured by Politifact, Fox News is "Mixed factually and borderline Questionable based on poor sourcing and the spreading of conspiracy theories that later must be retracted after being widely shared." This constant stream of misinformation has had a direct impact on the the last several elections, essentially defrauding the nation. In April 2020 their science-denial and misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic is literally killing people. We say, enough, this is madness. Fox News is incompatible with democracy and public health. Right now this country is suffering an epidemic of ignorance. Trump is only a symptom; Fox News is a leading cause, a political operation masquerading as a journalism outlet. Enforcing our broadcasting rules is part of the cure. To be delivered to: FCC Enforcement Chief Rosemary Harold, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and the Office of NY State District 27, where Fox News has its main office and facilities.
Petition to Gavin Newsom
$1125 - $4500 CA State Stimulus Check 4 All Low-Income & Social Security Recipients 2022.
The State of California anticipates another $47.5 billion surplus 2022-23 fiscal year, thanks again to California's tax paying residents in 2021. Republican Sen. Brian Jones estimated in an online video that this summer once again taxpayers could get stimulus payments totaling $1125, or up to $4500 for a family of four. Still no mention of any of this surplus money going to help those who really need and could use this money the most, Those who do not file any California state federal taxes. Low-income residents,(SSDI) Social Security Disability Insurance, and (SSA) Social Security Admin., recipients, which include VA Disability, (SSI) Supplemental Security Income, and (SSP) State Supplementary Payments beneficiaries have all been excluded from any California State Stimulus money if taxes have not been filed for the previous year. In 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a one time $600 - $1100 California Golden State Stimulus Check I and II for more than 4.5M tax payers that had filed their 2020 taxes by October 15, 2021. California had a $76 billion dollar surplus thanks to taxes paid by Californians who benefited the most during the 2020 pandemic, but (SSDI), (SSA), (SSI), (SSP), VA Disability recipients, and low-income residents were not included in any of these GSS plans or packages who did not file any taxes. Governor Newsom stated that the extra stimulus money should help California residents who suffered financial difficulties during the pandemic to get back on their feet. So why have (SSDI), (SSA), (SSI), (SSP), VA Disability, California recipients and low-income residents who do not pay California taxes been left out of these stimulus packages who are in desperate of this money? California is one of the richest states in the nation, all low-income people which include those who do not pay any state or federal taxes should not be excluded from any state stimulus plans or packages. (SSDI) Social Security Disability Insurance, (SSA) Social Security Admin.,which include VA Disability, (SSI) Supplemental Security Income, and (SSP) State Supplementary Payments, beneficiaries and recipients as well as low-income residents only survive on their monthly benefits. The cost of this pandemic has put an additional strain on these beneficiaries and residents of the state. The 5.9%, 2022, COLA raise is simply not enough with the continued high cost of food, rent, utilities, and health insurance an extra $1125 - $4500 could go a long way for these beneficiaries and low-income residents who do not pay any state taxes Social Security Disability Insurance and Social Security Admin., recipients and low-income residents did not automatically qualify for the Golden State Stimulus payment because most do not file state federal taxes which is needed in order to quality for the California's 2021 State Stimulus I and II, and the California State Stimulus 2022, even though (SSDI) recipients have paid taxes into the Social Security system for a least seven years in order to even be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance. (SSDI), (SSA), (SSI), (SSP), Veteran recipients and low-income residents were not left out of: Cares Act of 2020, $1200 Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021, $600 American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, $1400 Each and everyone of us are going through these pandemic variant's and continues to go through them, now with the war on the Ukraine price are quadrupling! Please sign this petition to continue helping me in helping all of us by letting Governor Gavin Newsom know that It's a New Year (SSDI), (SSA) including (SSI), (SSP), VA Disability recipients as well as all low-income California state residents who do not file any state taxes should benefit and not be left out or excluded from receiving a $1125 - $4500 State Stimulus payment in 2022 Thank you so much for Caring, Signing, Posting, Sharing and Donating!!! Let's continue to make our voices heard. Here's the link to share: www.change.org/californiastatestimulus