Wednesday Actions: Heroes Act, Support NC Workers, and More

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****Actions 5/13/2020****

FEDERAL

Support The Heroes Act
House Democrats have introduced the Heroes Act, a bill that would combine protections to stop the spread of the coronavirus with an economic stimulus targeted towards working families. As we all know, the first stimulus dumped billions to massive corporations and left many working families without sufficient assistance. This bill would provide: $1T for state & local government, $200B in hazard pay for essential workers, $75B for testing & contact tracing, up to $6K per family in direct payments. A vote is scheduled for Friday in the House, where I expect it will pass, so go ahead and call both the House and Senate on this one.

Details:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/heroes-act-coronavirus-relief-package-house-democrats-new-bill-friday-vote/

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from zip code ___________ calling to urge Rep./Sen. ___________ to support the Heroes Act. This bill would go a long way toward helping working families by providing them with direct stimulus payments and would also invest heavily in testing and contact tracing. We need to do everything we can to contain the pandemic and to ensure that people are able to pay their bills. Thank you.

Federal Contact Numbers:
Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342
Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154
Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121
Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972
House: https://www.house.gov/representatives/


STATE

Petition to Protect North Carolina Meat and Poultry Processing Workers
[From the NC Justice Center] With more than 800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at North Carolina meat and poultry processing plants and outbreaks in at least 19 plants, it is urgent that North Carolina’s leaders act swiftly to protect the thousands of workers at these plants who call North Carolina home. The conditions in NC’s poultry and meat processing plants exacerbate the risks of workers contracting COVID-19: close proximity on the production line and in break rooms, cold and humidity, infrequent breaks, and lack of access to PPE. Most workers do not have paid sick time or adequate healthcare, most do not have health insurance, and after years earning low wages, they have little reserves to enable them to leave steady employment. This petition calls for paid leave, job protections, and premium pay to help protect front line workers.

Action Link: https://ncjustice.salsalabs.org/wrptakeaction582020meatpackingcovidpetition/index.html


Town Hall on Medicaid expansion with Rep. Sydney Batch and Rep. Christy Clark
NC House Reps Sydney Batch and Christy Clark will be meeting with us to talk about the prospects for Medicaid Expansion and what we can do to help make that happen.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2293595910948519/


EVENTS

Indivisible TDCA Town Hall with Cal Cunningham
Indivisible Triangle Daily Call to Action will be hosting a special Zoom Town Hall with Senate candidate Cal Cunningham. This will be YOUR opportunity to talk to Cal about the policies and issues that are most important to you. I’ve attended several of these, and I can assure you that Cal is incredibly approachable and listens carefully to your questions and comments….unlike a certain Senator running for re-election.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1658766324280738/


Originally posted on Indivisible Daily Call to Action.
Re-posted with permission.


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