PETITION TO GIVE MONTHLY $2000 PAYMENTS TO AMERICANS GAINS 2 MILLION SIGNATURES
A petition started by Colorado restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin gained more than two million signatures in mere months after it was posted on Change.org late 2020.
A third round of payments worth up to $1,400 are being sent out across the country with some 730,000 bonus checks worth $1.3 billion having gone out during the last seven days.
Bonin’s petition has surpassed more than two million signatures, increasing the pressure on the president to give Americans monthly checks worth up to $2,000.
If it hits three million, the petition will become one of the most signed on the website.
It has gathered so much support that Change.org recognized it in its list of top 10 petitions that changed 2020.
“I’m calling on Congress to support families with a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for kids immediately, and continuing regular checks for the duration of the crisis,” she says in the petition.
“Otherwise, laid-off workers, furloughed workers, the self-employed, and workers dealing with reduced hours will struggle to pay their rent or put food on the table.”