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Mitch Better Have My Money

August 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

At Bidwell & Elmwood, Buffalo NY 14222.

#mitchbetterhavemymoney is a national day of protest on August 6 to tell our Senators that we cannot survive with cuts to unemployment and state aid as this pandemic worsens. Bring your empty pot and bang on it! Bang in solidarity for those that truly cannot survive without extending this aid. We need to make some noise that this is NOT OK!

HOW WE’RE TAKING ACTION
On August 6th, thousands of people nationwide in car caravans (and on foot, masked and socially distanced) are reminding senators that workers, families, small businesses, and communities ARE the economy! And we demand that senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, provide the COVID relief we need to survive and to thrive!

We call on the Senate to:

Extend the $600 unemployment insurance! #SaveThe600 #ExtendUI

Provide cash assistance for all! #FundExcludedWorkers

Provide free testing & healthcare for all! #HealthcareForAll

Provide grants to small businesses to keep workers on payroll and small businesses alive! #SmallBizNeedsNow

…because #WeAreTheEconomy!

WHY NOW?
Senator Mitch McConnell, backed by the Republican-controlled Senate, has failed to pass the House’s Heroes Act or an alternative that would provide the support we need to stay afloat during this pandemic.

Republicans are trying to slash the already meager $600 COVID-relief unemployment insurance to $200, and some unemployed workers remain ineligible to receive any cash assistance.

People are unable to find testing sites, and are avoiding treatment because they can’t afford it. Hospitalized COVID patients worry about their medical bills instead of their recovery.

Republicans are letting small businesses go bankrupt while big companies receive PPP loans. Hundreds of thousands of small businesses shuttered by COVID-19 are unable to keep employees on payroll and are at risk of closing for good without direct subsidies.

Workers, families, small businesses, and communities desperately needs the Senate to act in our interests — now. We’ll be in the streets and at their doors on August 6th to tell them so!

Details

Date:
August 6, 2020
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm