The Trump administration is blocking IMF COVID-19 aid!

Guess who’s blocking COVID-19 aid?


Overseas supporters scroll down to sign this petition:

Never before has our interconnectedness been so clear as now during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 knows no borders and countries with already fragile or decimated economies and health care systems are facing dire crises. The global death toll for this disease is quickly approaching 600,000 lives. The economic consequences have yet to be measured, but much of the developing world is expected to go into deep recessions. It is no exaggeration to warn of an impending global economic collapse.

The good news is that there is a no-cost response that could save lives and boost the global economy, and all it requires is action from the U.S. Congress. They must vote to authorize the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), a financial tool that would provide billions in aid to countries during this critical time. 

H.R. 6581 and S. 4139 would instruct the U.S. representative at the IMF to vote in favor of issuing trillions of dollars in SDRs. The IMF cannot take action without the U.S. representative’s vote. 

Issuing SDRs would cost U.S. taxpayers absolutely nothing. It is the very definition of low-hanging fruit and would be a clear demonstration of U.S.global leadership during the pandemic. It would help the global economy recover, which would ultimately protect companies and workers around the world. SDRs played an important role in reducing unemployment and poverty following the 2009 financial crisis, they can play a similar role today under circumstances that are much more dire. 

Most importantly, authorizing the issuance of SDRs will save thousands of lives around the world and will contribute to the pandemic ending sooner. This measure has wide support both at home and abroad. Domestically, 85 organizations support issuing SDRs, including CODEPINK, Amnesty International USA, Bread for the World, CARE, Church World Service, InterAction, International Rescue Committee USA, Jubilee USA Network, Mercy Corps, ONE, Presbyterian Church (USA), Save the Children US, Union for Reform Judaism, and the United Methodist Church — General Board of Church and Society. Internationally,the UN Secretary General, the IMF Managing director and countries including France, Germany, others in the EU and dozens from Africa, Asia and Latin America support SDRs.

The U.S. Congress must show the world that the United States is ready to lead in the fight against COVID-19. 

Comments

  • Alessandra Capone
    signed 2020-07-11 01:54:30 -0400
  • Osama Hassanein
    signed 2020-07-11 01:48:21 -0400
  • Mary Mizzi
    signed 2020-07-11 01:47:15 -0400
  • Lois Griffiths
    signed 2020-07-11 01:29:26 -0400
  • Monica Esquivel
    signed 2020-07-11 01:24:36 -0400
  • E Engar
    signed 2020-07-11 01:19:15 -0400
  • Preston Ferguson
    signed 2020-07-11 00:56:02 -0400
    FREE PALESTINE , END THE SIEGE OF GAZA
  • Susan Witka Witka
    signed 2020-07-11 00:30:35 -0400
  • Bekah S Mulder
    signed 2020-07-11 00:29:46 -0400
  • Gracie Ann Jablonowski
    signed 2020-07-11 00:07:19 -0400
    STOP SUPPORTING ZIONIST APARTHEID ISREAL AND GIVE THAT MONEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES THAT NEED IT TO FIGHT THE CORONA VIRUS. FREE PALESTINE!!!!!.
  • Kerry Krebill
    signed 2020-07-10 23:54:19 -0400
  • Bronwyn Bell
    signed 2020-07-10 23:39:13 -0400
  • Erin Rowe Rowe
    signed 2020-07-10 23:23:04 -0400
  • Christopher Buttimer
    signed 2020-07-10 23:22:13 -0400
  • Janine Moore
    signed 2020-07-10 23:16:49 -0400
  • Bill Stansbery
    signed 2020-07-10 23:09:16 -0400
  • Stephen Malloy
    signed 2020-07-10 23:08:56 -0400
  • Ken Burritt
    signed 2020-07-10 23:07:51 -0400
  • Wesley Choy
    signed 2020-07-10 23:01:37 -0400
  • Paul Rechnitz
    signed 2020-07-10 22:51:42 -0400
  • Don Pew
    signed 2020-07-10 22:51:08 -0400
  • Nikhil Shimpi
    signed 2020-07-10 22:50:40 -0400
  • Helga Mankovitz
    signed 2020-07-10 22:25:27 -0400
  • John Webb
    signed 2020-07-10 22:08:43 -0400
  • Cheryl Dzubak
    signed 2020-07-10 21:58:04 -0400
  • Lyle Courtsal
    signed 2020-07-10 21:56:42 -0400
    They can’t murder anyone via austerity if medical care is adequately funded.
  • Robin Davis
    signed 2020-07-10 21:47:35 -0400
  • Dawn Albanese
    signed 2020-07-10 21:44:57 -0400
  • cletus stein
    signed 2020-07-10 21:40:08 -0400
    cletus stein
  • Hector Lopez
    signed 2020-07-10 21:34:58 -0400
    Independence for Puerto Rico so that it can more effectively fight the Corona virus,

Overseas supporters scroll down to sign this petition:

Never before has our interconnectedness been so clear as now during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 knows no borders and countries with already fragile or decimated economies and health care systems are facing dire crises. The global death toll for this disease is quickly approaching 600,000 lives. The economic consequences have yet to be measured, but much of the developing world is expected to go into deep recessions. It is no exaggeration to warn of an impending global economic collapse.

The good news is that there is a no-cost response that could save lives and boost the global economy, and all it requires is action from the U.S. Congress. They must vote to authorize the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to release Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), a financial tool that would provide billions in aid to countries during this critical time. 

H.R. 6581 and S. 4139 would instruct the U.S. representative at the IMF to vote in favor of issuing trillions of dollars in SDRs. The IMF cannot take action without the U.S. representative’s vote. 

Issuing SDRs would cost U.S. taxpayers absolutely nothing. It is the very definition of low-hanging fruit and would be a clear demonstration of U.S.global leadership during the pandemic. It would help the global economy recover, which would ultimately protect companies and workers around the world. SDRs played an important role in reducing unemployment and poverty following the 2009 financial crisis, they can play a similar role today under circumstances that are much more dire. 

Most importantly, authorizing the issuance of SDRs will save thousands of lives around the world and will contribute to the pandemic ending sooner. This measure has wide support both at home and abroad. Domestically, 85 organizations support issuing SDRs, including CODEPINK, Amnesty International USA, Bread for the World, CARE, Church World Service, InterAction, International Rescue Committee USA, Jubilee USA Network, Mercy Corps, ONE, Presbyterian Church (USA), Save the Children US, Union for Reform Judaism, and the United Methodist Church — General Board of Church and Society. Internationally,the UN Secretary General, the IMF Managing director and countries including France, Germany, others in the EU and dozens from Africa, Asia and Latin America support SDRs.

The U.S. Congress must show the world that the United States is ready to lead in the fight against COVID-19. 

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