As so many Americans face hardship and eviction notices during a global pandemic, some leaders want to act as if everything is normal while others are trying to actually address these problems head-on. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is one of them. Tlaib has introduced the Maintaining Access to Essential Services Act in the U.S. House to help alleviate some of the pain that people are facing right now.
The Act would get rid of debt households have for electricity, water and internet services, ensuring their basic utilities are met and ceasing shutoffs, giving folks a little more breathing room to pay their rent and buy food. It's really a no-brainer to help folks during a pandemic, especially when the government was irresponsible enough to not issue a workable shutdown like some governments were able to do to actually stop the spread.
If you agree, you can sign in support of the Act and share it. What else do you think our government should be doing right now? From universal basic income to simply issuing a workable stay home order with pay or other ideas, what can we do to promote more health, equity and aid for people right now? Share your ideas in the chat.