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Coronavirus Epidemic

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Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Gavin Newsom

California State Stimulus Check For Those Who Do Not File Any California Taxes

The State of California anticipates another $97.5 billion surplus for the 2022-23 fiscal year, thanks again to California's tax paying residents in 2021. A new California State Inflation Relief Package is in the works for 2022/2023 that will go to around 20 million state residents who filed state taxes in 2021 per Gov. Newsom, qualifying California families could receive between $600 - $1050 in state stimulus money, $200 - $350 state stimulus money per individual tax payer. Republican Sen. Brian Jones estimated in an online video that this summer taxpayers could possibly get stimulus payments totaling $1125, or up to $4500 for a family of four. Inflation Relief Package Eligibility 2022: Individual tax filers who made less than $75,000 will get $350 + 1 dependent an additional $350 Joint tax filers who made less than $150,000 will get $700 + 1 dependent an additional $350 Individual tax filers who made between $75,001 and $125,000 will get $250 + 1 dependent an additional $250 Joint tax filers who made between $150,001 and $250,000 will get $500 + 1 dependent an additional $250 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 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 any extra stimulus money 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 prices 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 California 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  

Sherriel Weithers
6,885 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

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.

  --  See our Fox News Interview (4/22)   --   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 (58.9%), 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. For the national good, the federal student loan program must be ended and replaced with a more rational, less expensive & socially destructive model for educating the citizenry.  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. Cancelling the loans will not cause inflation. 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 the daily action. Do this Special Project. Join your state chapter group, and our Facebook Group. Call both of your senators & tell them to support S.2598   Tell your local media to report on the petition. Give it a boost. 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

Student Loan Justice
1,152,221 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

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.

Stephanie Bonin
3,045,514 supporters