This Weeks Action 3/01/21
Action Item for 3-01-21 – Legislators Play Ping Pong While Children Go Hungry
While it was disappointing that the House allotted only $500 million of the $2 billion available for food assistance, it is astonishing to see that the Senate bill reduced it to ZERO! Any Michigander paying only casual attention to the news would know that food insecurity is off the charts. Before March 2020, about 1.3 million Michigan residents faced food insecurity and now (as of January) it's about 1.9 million — up by 600,000 and most are children, according to Feeding America.
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Take Action 2/21/2021
Michigan Legislature Action Item: The Face of a Heartless GOP
Here’s where we’re at:
It’s been over a MONTH since Governor Whitmer announced her plan to allocate 5.6 billion of ‘use it or lose it’ Federal COVID relief funds.
Thousands of Michigan families are facing homelessness due to pending evictions. Our children, teachers and school staff still need funding to open back up for in-person instruction. And now the COVID vaccine distribution efforts are ramping up and shipments are on the way. Funds are needed to build critical infrastructure. Any further delay in releasing the funds could mean life or death for Michiganders.
And yet, the Michigan Republicans CONTINUE to play politics with our lives, seemingly unconcerned with addressing the economic and social disparities caused by the pandemic. Not only do they inexplicably want to claim only 3 billion of those funds for our state, they want to allocate the money slowly, in dribs and drabs. Why is that?
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Action Item 2/15/21
Michigan Legislature Action Item:
Tell our Republican-Led Michigan Senate:
Allocate Emergency COVID Funding for Housing Immediately
Thousands of Michigan families are facing homelessness as a result of evictions related to COVID. They can’t pay bills and landlords have notes coming due. The COVID emergency eviction moratorium approved by our State Legislature ends in March.
Meanwhile, our Republican Senate refuses to allocate Supplemental Federal COVID funds that can be used to avoid the crisis.
Take action using this script here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YsTS2RhX0SjKYhKAsiHUCwlNGKp1ahRresPThPlJLqg/edit?usp=sharing