Poligon joined National Council of Jewish Women, Alpha Epsilon Phi, and other advocates for a digital lobby day to #ProtectTheVote. The digital lobby day included speaker Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), NCJW staff, and more. Speakers discussed the importance of vote by mail to ensure safety of everyone amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to watch.
Poligon and partners at the Domestic Human Needs coalition sent a letter urging Congress to immediately strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The letter asks Congress to immediately strengthen SNAP until the economy can fully recover by:
● boosting SNAP maximum benefits by 15%,
● increasing the minimum SNAP benefit from $16 to $30, and
● suspending all SNAP administrative rule changes.
The House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, by a vote of 208-199.
The bill includes:
The next step is the Senate will vote on the bill.
The House of Representatives introduced H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the "HEROES Act". This $3 trillion proposal far exceeds the cost of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, which is the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history.
A few highlights of the bill:
Poligon and 105 advocacy organizations, we urge you to support robust funding for the United States Postal Service (USPS) in the next coronavirus response package.