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It's a Pandemic- More Than Just Corporations and Billionaires Need Help


There are many things that the American people desperately need during these trying times: regular cash infusions for the duration of the pandemic, a freeze on rental evictions and mortgage payments, clear leadership at top, working in concert, rather than in conflict to save lives and minimize the devastation people are suffering, a green new deal to inspire a new pah forward after we emerge and attempt to rebuild. Most importantly though, the American people need, and overwhelmingly want during a global health crisis, coverage for every American at an affordable cost. In previous weeks we've discussed that the best response both because of its popularity and simplicity, would be Medicare for All. 

Tragically, such a proposal is inimical to Republican political philosophy, and seemingly at odds with Democratic Donor's desires as well, and so while new bills have been proposed by Bernie Sanders and Pramila Jayapal in the Senate and House respectively, the Democratic leadership has set it's sights much lower, expanding COBRA benefits, and the Republicans have declared themselves so uninterested, they want to protect corporations from liability when they endanger their workers' health instead!

If Medicare for all is somehow too big a lift, their is a wildly popular compromise just waiting to be proposed and enacted in Congress.

Expanding Medicaid so more low and moderate income Americans can qualify and get treated for coronavirus and other health care needs

Support: 79%


Letting young adults remain on their parents' health insurance plan past the age of 26 during this pandemic, given the difficult job market.

Support: 76%


Reforming the health care system to increase financial assistance for those who need it the most and make sure no American spends more than 10% of their income on health insurance.

Support: 80%


Support for these policies includes 8 in 10 independents, and a super-majority of Republicans, making it all the more absurd that this has bipartisan opposition from politicians! These emergency expansions of existing, wildly successful government programs, is nearly the least that Congress could do to help the American people shoulder this burden. Looking to other countries around the world, we can see healthcare systems buckling and people suffering even when coverage is available to all without the risk of financial ruin trying to stay healthy. We must take the first, modest step in expanding healthcare coverage as widely and as rapidly as possible in a way that's affordable to everyone! But it's likely we won't even get that far, given the state of our government and the constitutions are our "leaders," unless we put pressure on all our representatives through a broad and enduring movement of people, demanding change. Don’t miss this chance to change our country for the better. Join us every Tuesday, in growing solidarity and power until we take back our democracy from amoral special interests, and greedy politicians: Don't Shop on Tuesdays!

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