Wednesday, March 25, 2020
TKC MUST SEE!!! SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVISTS DEMAND KANSAS CITY CASH ASSISTANCE FOR RESIDENTS DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC!!!
This group asks for the same City Hall help that 12th & Oak is providing to local biz . . . Take a look:
CCO Calls on City Council to Launch Cash Assistance Program
On Tuesday, Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO) sent a letter to Mayor Quinton Lucas and the Kansas City, Missouri, City Council, calling for bold responses to the COVID-19 public health crisis, to aid workers and families.
The social justice organization called for "adequate cash assistance for those who have lost jobs or income and those who need funds for childcare." It is CCO's belief that if the City Council can provide half a million dollars in cash relief to businesses in Kansas City, as is currently being planned, it can do the same for struggling residents. The nonprofit launched a petition to support this effort.
CCO further outlined measures such as "forgiveness of utility bills, not just postponement of payment; assurance that there will be no evictions for inability to pay rent; and housing for the homeless." It stressed that "meeting these needs immediately is absolutely critical if vulnerable populations are to survive the crisis."
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