Sign if you agree: We need recurring $2k payments for every person during this pandemic
At the beginning of the pandemic, Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Pramila Jayapal introduced the Automatic Boost to Communities (ABC) Act to deliver recurring, direct $2,000 payments to everyone in the U.S.—regardless of immigration status.
Now, they’ve re-introduced the groundbreaking legislation, which is more needed than ever.
Our government’s failure to provide assistance has forced 10 million more people into poverty. At least half of all U.S. residents are struggling to afford essentials like groceries, rent, and water and utility bills. Many parents are going without food in order to feed their children, and many families are on the brink of homelessness.
With most people living paycheck to paycheck and needing to pay bills each month, ongoing relief is critical for people’s survival and human dignity. One-time checks are not enough.
Can you add your name now as a grassroots co-signer to the Automatic Boost to Communities (ABC) Act?
There are a few ways the bill would ensure that no one gets left behind:
Every single person in the U.S. would get $2,000 per month for the duration of the pandemic and $1,000 per month for a year afterward—including undocumented people, children and other dependents, and people in U.S. protectorates and territories.
Everyone would be able to get prepaid debit cards that would automatically reload each month, to cover the 25% of Americans who are underbanked or unbanked and can only cash checks through predatory lenders.
An Emergency Responder Corps would conduct wellness checks and targeted outreach to at-risk groups such as homeless and elderly people to ensure they receive and understand how to use the debit cards.
The bill would also chip away at inequities that have widened during the pandemic, including the racial wealth gap. One example of how Black and brown communities are disproportionately affected by this crisis: More than 2.5x as many Black U.S. households are going hungry than white households.
It’s past time for bold action that includes everyone. Public opinion is on our side: 60% of voters support recurring payments, along with a growing coalition of Congress members and advocates. However: In order for this bill to pass, we’re going to have to show massive public support.
Please sign on now to be a grassroots co-signer in support of the ABC Act. Together, we can make the change we need.