More than two million people have signed a petition calling for monthly stimulus checks.
The pandemmy ain’t over, so where’s my next stimmy? That’s what many are wondering as we put the last bits of our stimulus check toward bills and other needs. A Change.org petition created by Stephanie Bonin is calling for Congress to dish out monthly $2,000 stimulus checks to those struggling during the pandemic. So far, Americans have only been given three checks – one for $1,200, a second for $600, and a third for $1,400.
The petition’s goal is three million signatures, and they are already at 2,045,940. Bonin, a restaurant owner in Denver, addressed the petition to the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, stating a bill should be passed giving “$2,000 payments for adults and $1,000 payment for kids” for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We need immediate checks and recurring payments so that we can keep our heads above water,” the petition read. “Congress needs to make sure that we won’t be financially ruined for doing our part to keep the country healthy.”
“Another single check won’t solve our problems—people are just too far behind,” one update read. “Like we’ve been saying from the beginning of this pandemic, people need to know when the next check is coming. And the best thing our government can do right now is send emergency money to the people on a monthly basis.”
The petition is set to be one of the biggest petitions signed on the website. “Supplying Americans with monthly support until they can get back on their feet can save our communities from financial ruin,” Bonin wrote.
to be one of the biggest petitions signed on the website. “Supplying Americans with monthly support until they can get back on their feet can save our communities from financial ruin,” Bonin wrote.