Millions of Americans are struggling to feed their families, keep a roof over their head, afford healthcare costs or other everyday essentials needed to survive the unprecedented economic devastation caused by the pandemic. Almost three months after the House passed the HEROES Act—and despite the last supplemental $600 unemployment checks going out July 25—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to sit idly by as working families are forced to fend for ourselves.
On Tuesday, Aug. 11, working people are taking our fight to the front doors of senators in Arizona, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and other states who refuse to take #FastActionFor600, or offer any other support to unemployed workers. At these Senate offices, activists are holding food distributions to help families in need and reminding senators of their obligation to America’s families who are struggling to survive this pandemic through no fault of our own.
In solidarity with the workers organizing food distributions at Senate offices, thousands of people are pledging to fast that same day and call on the Senate to take #FastAction for the tens of millions of jobless Americans struggling to survive this pandemic.
TAKE A STAND — Join these workers by pledging to fast on Aug. 11, as well as taking action that day. Today, make this pledge to fast and on Aug. 11, post an “empty plate” solidarity picture on social media with a message to senators. Don’t forget to tag senators who refuse to pass the HEROES Act. Pledge now and you’ll be sent instructions.
Learn more by checking out the AFL-CIO’s Fast Action toolkit.