Nearly Nine Months Have Passed Without Relief For Struggling Georgians
Atlanta, GA – Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church and U.S. Senate candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock issued the following statement this evening after unelected Senator Kelly Loeffler spent her entire day on the campaign trail, while it has been nearly nine months since struggling Georgians have seen relief from the COVID-19 crisis:
“It is inexcusable that Georgians struggling due to COVID-19 have been waiting nearly nine months for additional relief, and it is indefensible that today, Kelly Loeffler was on the campaign trail instead of in Washington working to get something done,” said Reverend Warnock. “When a deal is reached, and I hope it will be, it will be no thanks to Senator Loeffler, who has spent the entire pandemic looking out for herself — from using it as a money making opportunity to failing to stand up for Georgians in on-going negotiations.”
Reverend Warnock has called for the following to be included in the next round of relief:
- Extended federal unemployment relief that Senator Loeffler let expire in July — including for workers who otherwise wouldn’t qualify;
- More relief for small business, and state and local governments on the frontlines of our response;
- Meaningful direct payments to struggling families, which should be in this bill; and
- Both sufficient rental assistance for those most in need and an extension of the eviction moratorium.
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