Metro DC Socialists Invite Santa to Deliver Coal to Congress
DATE: Thursday, December 24, 2020
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Washington, D.C. — At 9:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, the Metro D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) will gather in front of the U.S. Capitol on the east lawn to protest the miserly stimulus package that Congress passed earlier this week. Following months of both parties playing politics during negotiations as millions fell into poverty, Congress voted to give working Americans a measly $600, while providing $4 billion for the U.S. Navy, $2.4 billion to an unnecessary and ridiculous Space Force, $1.4 billion for a racist border wall, $500 million to help uphold apartheid in Israel, and $33 million to help Juan Guaido try once again to usurp the democratically elected Venezuelan government.
While other nations around the world are recovering from the pandemic, the United States faces a mounting COVID-19 death toll, the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, and a wholly inadequate patchwork of state and local virus prevention measures. Metro D.C. DSA demands that Congress pass an amendment to the bill increasing the single $600 stimulus check to $2,000 every month for the duration of the pandemic, at a minimum, so that everyone can stay home, stay healthy, and ensure that hospitals have the capacity to treat new patients.
Metro D.C. DSA is a chapter organizing to build workplace democracy, demand a right to housing, confront immigration detention profiteers, stand up to big businesses, ensure a just transition, and fight fascism. Metro D.C. DSA has more than 2,500 members from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.