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Black Lives Matter calls for ‘monthly’ stimulus checks for families crushed by pandemic


#Black #Lives #Matter said #Thursday the $600 stimulus payment included in the government’s most recent coronavirus relief package is far too little to support struggling families and is demanding monthly checks instead.

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“#Black families are struggling to keep roofs over their heads, food in their bellies, and healthcare covered. #This isn’t about a stimulus. #This is about survival. #And $600 ain’t it. #We demand monthly checks,” the group said in a post on #Twitter.

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BLM did not respond to #Fox #News’ query as to whether it has approached the incoming #Biden administration about monthly checks.

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#On #Monday, #House lawmakers passed a stand-alone bill that would raise the direct payment amounts distributed to #American households under the new COVID-19 relief legislation from $600 to $2,000, a move backed by #President #Trump, who initially held off on signing a new funding package because he viewed the checks as inadequate.

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The fate of the bill rests in the hands of the #Republican-controlled #Senate, where #Majority #Leader #Mitch #McConnell has pushed back, including the $2,000 checks in a bill with poison pills likely to sink it.



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##Black ##Lives ##Matter #calls #monthly #stimulus #checks #families #crushed #pandemic

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