4th Stimulus Check Update: Gathered Signatures on Petition Surge with 3 Million Target

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Gather signatures on petitions to meet the Surge when the 3 Million Target Met

After passing the three million mark just over a week ago, signatures on an online petition demanding the federal government to award Americans with $2,000 per month stimulus payments for the length of the COVID-19 outbreak are still pouring in.

In the last week, more than 15,000 individuals joined the popular stimulus check petition on Change.org, making it one of the most popular petitions on the site. 

The petition has been signed by people from every state in the United States. On January 7, it reached its goal of 3 million signatures for the first time. As of this writing, it has garnered more than 15,400 new backers since then.

According to data provided by the Labor Department on Thursday, the number of first jobless claims was over 230,000 for the week ending January 8.

One of the petitioners, who requested anonymity, claimed that they are urging Congress to provide immediate assistance to families by providing a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for children, as well as maintaining regular checks for the duration of the crisis. 

Otherwise, furloughed workers, laid-off workers, self-employed workers, and those working fewer hours would struggle to pay their rent and feed their families.

Some analysts believe the rise in COVID-19 infections (because of the quickly spreading Omicron variant) contributed to the increase over the previous week. since the beginning of the epidemic in 2020, the number of unemployed claims has increased significantly.

Petition to Provide $2,000 Stimulus Checks Monthly

After surpassing its goal of 3 million signatures, a Change.org petition for the federal government to provide more stimulus checks continues to get hundreds of signatures.

On April 29, 2020, in Washington, D.C., former President Donald Trump’s name appears on a stimulus check after direct payments were sent to individuals across the United States.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers backed a preliminary round of $1,200 direct cash to be distributed to the general population in March 2020. 

These stimulus funds will be followed in December 2020 by a bipartisan-backed $600 fee that will be distributed to the great majority of Americans. Then, once Democrats seized control of Congress and the White House this spring, they approved an extra $1,400 stimulus payment without the support of any Republican members. According to the report of  News 7 Trends site.

After receiving direct payment checks of $1,200 and $600 in 2020 during the Trump administration and another $1,400 under President Joe Biden, stimulus payments were one of the most Googled subjects in 2021. 

There are no indications that Washington, D.C. politicians are willing to compromise. are debating the possibility of a 4th direct payment stimulus payment. 

Despite calls from the public and some politicians for recurring payments, there’s been little progress. As published by 13 News Now sites.

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