This past weekend was a whirlwind of legislative advocacy and activity. TCG sent out an Action Alert on Friday afternoon that has, so far, generated over 2,200 messages to Capitol Hill. The Senate worked through the weekend to try and pass a large Stimulus Bill but failed to reach the number of necessary votes to succeed. Indeed, part of the problem was that 5 Republican U.S. Senators are suffering from or self-quarantining due to the Coronavirus. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi has promised a competing Bill from the House.
TCG has learned that the Senate Bill includes $100 million to be distributed by the NEA, expanded eligibility to independent contractors for SBA loans and loan forgiveness, charitable giving provisions have expanded temporarily in the form of a Universal Charitable Deduction capped at $300. Advocacy on ALL of these points continue as advocates try and increase amount and expand provisions further.
Currently, our efforts need to be directed especially to Republicans in both Houses – here's our current target list:
And, these are the up-to-the-minute 'asks':
Please keep those messages coming to Capitol Hill today! Feel free to include these specific points above in your messages to your elected officials. This Action Alert campaign can be used and your message updated from here.
With best wishes,
Director of Research, Policy & Collective Action
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