Advocates also worry that elections lacking safe and efficient in-person voting places and a vote by mail option could both work to suppress the Black vote and put Black voters at a higher risk for infection. “In passing this legislation, you will take an affirmative step toward declaring that Black lives matter,” Knowles-Lawson wrote. “You will help build an America as good as its ideals.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tina Knowles-Lawson has partnered with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ And Still I Vote initiative to ensure that all voters have a chance at casting their ballots through the summer primaries and in November.
Now, she’s written a letter addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urging them to pass the HEROES Act.
As it’s written now, the bill would not only authorize a second stimulus check for citizens, but also offer hazard pay for essential workers, and offer new relief for renters, those paying mortgages, small businesses and those with student loans.