This letter is sent to elected officials calling for them to join Multnomah Democrats in supporting HR 6496. Use this as inspiration for your own communication to legislators!
The Democratic Party of Multnomah County Central Committee supports H.R 6496 providing for the issuance of emergency monthly payments to every American throughout the duration of the coronavirus crisis to be provided by the Department of the Treasury, in consultation with other Federal and State agencies.
The current pandemic brings to light severe systemic issues that must be addressed immediately if our economy is to survive. While we would like to discuss several of the major systemic needs today we will focus on one; income for all residents.
As we bring this issue to your attention, we know many people will be struggling or unable to pay their rents or mortgages. While we support other measures to provide relief, we believe this is the most simple and comprehensive solution.
We invite you to meet with us soon to discuss how we can support you and how you can support us to demand adoption of H.R. 6496 implementing a $2000/month income for every individual residing in the United States.
We will support you in all efforts to sign on to and to actively and loudly promote the bill.
The residents of Multnomah County demand relief. We understand everyone living in Oregon and across the U.S. deserves this just intervention to prevent the failure of our economic system.
We look forward to meeting with you and your staff soon and anticipate your enthusiastic support of H.R.6496 for the people.
Lurelle Robbins, Chair, Democratic Party of Multnomah County
Faith E Ruffing, Chair, Platform, Resolution and Legislative Committee
Mark Nerys, Chair, Basic Rights Study Group