Nearly 3 million people in the United States petitioned for $2,000 a month in stimulus checks

Spark Trader Limited reports:

Nearly 3 million people in the United States have now signed a petition calling for $2,000 a month in stimulus checks to support American families as the epidemic continues to spread.

The petition, first posted on Change.org last year, was started by Stephanie Bonin, a Restaurant owner in Colorado. The petition has been gaining traction, especially since may, when the mutant Delta virus began spreading in the United States.

Bonin wrote in his petition:

“I call on Congress to support families by immediately paying $2,000 per adult, $1,000 per child, and continuing to send regular checks during the crisis. Otherwise, laid-off workers, workers on temporary leave, the self-employed, and workers facing reduced working hours will struggle to pay their rent or make ends meet.”

In his petition, Bonin urged Congress to issue “immediate checks and recurring payments.” She wrote:

“Congress needs to make sure we don’t end up financially broke by doing our part to keep the country healthy.”

But Bonin goes further:

“Another check is not going to solve our problems. As we’ve said since the beginning of this outbreak, people need to know when the next check is coming. The best thing our government can do right now is to give people emergency money every month. Giving Americans a monthly stipend until they can stand on their own two feet could save our communities from financial ruin.”

Three rounds of stimulus checks have been issued since the outbreak began in the United States. Eligible Americans received $1,400 in stimulus checks last March. The Trump administration wrote two more stimulus checks over a nine-month period: one for $1,200 and the other for $600.

It is unclear whether there will be a fourth stimulus check. In May, the White House threw the ball to Congress, saying it would be up to Congress to decide on a fourth stimulus.

However, the petition shows that there is widespread support not just for a new round of stimulus, but for regular stimulus checks. Bonin’s petition received so much support that Change.org included it in its list of 10 petitions to change 2020.