A Weekly List of Advocacy Items
LYNN’S LIST FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2020
My intention for advocacy for this week was to make sure you have voted and if you voted absentee, to make sure your ballot was accepted. But, after the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett and Senate Majority Leader’s recess of the Senate until November 8, I felt compelled to add another item.
Protection of Civil Liberties
The Administration is bragging about growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2020. This growth is good, but not great news. The Commerce Department’s report marked the fastest pace on record just after the worst drop on record. Regardless, it still left U.S. economic output below pre-pandemic levels just as another surge in coronavirus cases occurs and the stock markets drop dramatically days ahead of the election. The Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell warned that the economy will see tragic results without robust federal support. Mr. Powell remained worried about the economy’s ability to rebound without more government spending. Prolonged economic weakness predominantly affect women, people of color and low-wage workers. With the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases there is no new federal stimulus because Senator McConnell sent the Senate home while the nation struggles with the health crisis without leadership.
Contact Senator Loeffler and Perdue with the suggested script: My name is ------ and I am from -------. Our economic recovery depends upon control of the coronavirus and help from the federal government through passage of a stimulus package. Yet, Mitch McConnell sent you home instead of working for the hungry, the unemployed, the soon-to-be evicted, and small business owners. It seems like you have forgotten that you work for us. Stop playing politics with our lives. Get back to work for Georgians.
Important Election Information
I’m sure you don’t need to be reminded that Election Day is November 3. If you have voted absentee, don’t forget to check your status at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/. If your ballot was rejected, you can still vote in person at your precinct.
****IMPORTANT ELECTION SECURITY INFORMATION****
In the days leading up to and after Election Day, cybercriminals will be attempting to steal identities and gain access to computers. They do this through fake election result websites, vote tracking websites and phishing emails. Do not open these emails. And, NEVER enter personal data.
Access to Affordable Healthcare
Open enrollment began November 1st! Healthcare.gov is open for business and consumers can enroll in affordable, comprehensive coverage from November 1 to December 15, 2020. Nine out of 10 Georgians qualify for financial help to afford their plan. If you are one of the many Georgians who have lost a job or health coverage this year, now is the time to shop and get covered!
Find the link to your legislators here!
Make sure you stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance.