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Vanessa Quinn
11:28
hello from Cincinnati
Candace Duran
11:32
I'm Candace from Gallup,NM
jessicas
11:32
Hi I am Jessica from Dayton Ohio
Eveian
11:33
Hi from Boston
Ruth Martin
11:38
Hey WV! I’m from Jane Lew!
THERESA MITCHELL
11:43
Hi, I'm from Detroit, MI
Elyssa Schmier
11:57
Hi Theresa! I’m from the Detroit area as well! Hope you are doing ok.
Becky Burmester
12:13
Becky from Raleigh, NC
sanadrew
12:39
Sana from KY
Gloria Pan
13:03
hi Katharine!
katharinelandfield
13:23
Hi Gloria and all! Glad to be here!
Gloria Pan
13:31
keepmarching@momsrising.org
jordi comas
13:48
I see that my names is written as Jordi Comas -- don't know why! because that is a friend of mine -- my real name is Penn Garvin and I am from Mifflinburg, PA
Joy Ikekhua
15:19
https://www.facebook.com/groups/KeepMarching/?ref=bookmarks
Penn Garvin
15:28
Thank you! Penn
Kap Kaplowitz
16:16
Hi from Frederick, MD
Gloria Pan
16:24
Hi, Tiffany - so nice to see you!
Tiffany Yang
16:36
Hi Gloria! And Joy! Good to see you both! :-)
katharinelandfield
16:38
Hi from Katharine in DC!
Joy Ikekhua
17:44
Send unanswered questions of comments to keepmarching@momsrising.org
Christiana Jackai
18:45
Hello everyone. Good evening from Christie-Rockvile MD.
Joy Ikekhua
19:29
If you haven’t signed out Paid Leave Act petition yet, please do:https://action.momsrising.org/sign/COVID19_PAID_Leave_Act/
LaTonya Whittington
21:20
That is horrible. 500 employees. What if you work for a small business company? I guess you are SOL
Kap Kaplowitz
22:11
Republicans know they have NO good excuse anymore but also know if they give in on this they lose a talking point against the policy. And not caring about the poor is a core value for the Trump party
Morgan D
23:42
I thought it was leave for 500 employees or fewer, so small biz would be covered
LaTonya Whittington
25:05
It was horrible for me in 2006 when I had my last child. I had 2 month medical leave after I had my daughter. After that I had to return to work or be broke. She was only 2 1/2 months and I was still breast feeding her. I had to stop because it was hard to work and do that. I do hope it gets better for women to have children and have a secure job!
Hillary Harvey
25:33
Q: To qualify for paid leave due to pandemic, you must be under mandated or precautionary quarantine by the local Dept of Health. How do you utilize the law in states which aren’t accommodating for self-isolation per a doctor’s order?
Elyssa Schmier
27:42
So between 50-500 employees
Christiana Jackai
28:00
Q: What happens to healthcare workers that work on contract bases?
mel z
28:28
unemployment website has crashed in florida
Mary M
30:12
do you have any tips for self-employed people, particularly home daycare providers?
Elyssa Schmier
31:37
Just so folks know we will be doing a webinar on April 21st that will cover unemployment insurance MUCH more. But if you have questions you can also email me directly at Elyssa@momsrising.org
Elyssa Schmier
32:14
Also the websites have been crashing all over the place. You might want to try to get back on at an odd hour—like late at night.
Morgan D
32:42
Is there a cap on total amount of weekly unemployment+pandemic unemployment that a person can receive?
Christiana Jackai
32:47
I’m so sorry to hear that.
Ruth Martin (she/hers)
32:48
Mary - here is some info from our partners at A Better Balance about how self-employed people can access the emergency paid leave: You may be eligible for a tax credit in an amount equal to 100% of a “sick leave equivalent amount” (or 67% for the family care provisions, where only 2/3 of compensation is available) or “family leave equivalent amount” based on days when you were unable to perform work for the reasons outlined above, up to certain caps and other conditions. However, you should know that businesses sometimes call people independent contractors who are actually employees under the law.You also may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) under the CARES Act. See below for more information.
Elyssa Schmier
33:34
Morgan—Congress passed a bill that gives a $600 bump to UI. So that, along with the regular amount on unemployment insurance, should cover most of your paycheck
Joy Ikekhua
33:34
If you haven’t signed our Paid Leave Act petition yet, please do:https://action.momsrising.org/sign/COVID19_PAID_Leave_Act/
Joy Ikekhua
33:47
Send unanswered questions of comments to keepmarching@momsrising.org
Ruth Martin (she/hers)
33:52
Here’s our blog post with more info: https://www.momsrising.org/blog/families-first-coronavirus-response-act-new-federal-paid-leave-laws-and-what-they-mean-for-our?fbclid=IwAR0_qF4uE6SmUH95Z4mC_9Nrufx_hYviz6BZNAOkyQO4Ngw9MwmlgsdfRhE
Indi Dutta-Gupta
34:08
Morgan D, there is no explicit cap. However, one cannot simultaneously receive paid leave (we don't yet know how that will be defined) AND Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, though you can do so sequentially.
Morgan D
34:58
Thank you
Indi Dutta-Gupta
39:41
Morgan D, also PUC (Pandemic Unemployment Compensation)--the $600 weekly increase for all PUA and UI (Unemployment Insurance) benefits is disregarded ONLY for CHIP and Medicaid eligibility, so it may have implications for other public benefits.
LaTonya Whittington
42:11
This lady is speaking truth! Thank you.
Elyssa Schmier
44:46
Here is NWLC’s info on the rebates: https://nwlc.org/resources/covid-19-recovery-rebates-in-the-cares-act/
Christiana Jackai
47:20
thank you
Joy Ikekhua
47:32
If you think of any, please send them to keepmarching@momsrising.org
Anita Jackson
48:08
Thank you Indi, Amy, Ruth, Elyssa
Tiffany Yang
48:17
Honestly I'd never given tax policy much thought about its impact on race and gender equity - thank you for sharing Amy!
Elyssa Schmier
52:54
Here’s a good summary of the Unemployment Insurance pieces in the most recent bill passed by Congress: Unemployment Insurance (UI)• $600/week in addition to other UI benefits (totaling 100% wage replacement) for 4 months• Temporary UI program for part-time, self-employed, gig economy, and other workers excluded from regular UI through December 31, 2020• 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits through December 31, 2020• Provides federal funding for states to waive waiting weeks through December 31, 2020• Full federal funding for existing STC (work sharing) programs, 50% federal funding for states beginning STC programs, and $100 million in grants to states through December 31, 2020• $360 million for worker training and support and implementation costs at Department of Labor
LaTonya Whittington
53:12
Amy Matsui great talk. You spoke the truth about oppression with the minority community. Keep bringing the truth! That is the only way we can make a change. One step at a time.
Christiana Jackai
53:33
is the unemployment amount paid vary from state to state?
Elyssa Schmier
55:12
We need A LOT more for childcare. We have an action page for that as well
Elyssa Schmier
55:20
I’ll drop in the link later
Jon McNamara
55:25
if states are responsible for paying part of unemployment what happens when the run out of money - which it seems is likely
Joy Ikekhua
55:30
https://action.momsrising.org/sign/COVID19_childcare/
Joy Ikekhua
55:43
Sign our petition above!!
Jon McNamara
57:45
basic living wage allowance for all
Debbie
58:05
YES!
LaTonya Whittington
59:01
We were not prepared for any of this and it shows. The government is failing the people!
katharinelandfield
01:00:04
LaTonya - you are so right!!!!
Elyssa Schmier
01:00:06
• $1,200 one-time payment per adult (up to $75,000 in annual income for individuals and $150,000 for joint filers) and $500 per child• Rebate amount reduced by $5 for each $100 a taxpayer’s income exceeds the income threshold with complete phaseout at $99,000 for individuals and $198,000 for joint filers• Includes those with no income
Shay B
01:01:12
When do you think the 600. will be put into unemployment checks
Morgan D
01:01:26
Are ppl in pre-trial detention/jail eligible to receive a stimulus check?
Sana
01:02:23
Great question Morgan
Ruth Winkler
01:03:12
I need to leave. This has been great. Thank you!
Elyssa Schmier
01:03:35
Thank you Ruth for coming!
Gloria Pan
01:03:37
Thanks so much, Ruth!
Joy Ikekhua
01:04:46
Thank you Ruth!!
nola
01:06:09
We have been working on the PPP with our bank and it isn't sounding as though it's coming through anytime soon. They are taking applications but don't really seem to know what to do with them. Is there any insight on the timelines for those loans?
LaTonya Whittington
01:06:38
This was very nice. Thank you ladies for the great information. Please let me know of the next Zoom Meeting. Take care- from Texas
Gloria Pan
01:07:05
Thanks so much, LaTonya - next one in 3 weeks on incarceration and COVID19
katharinelandfield
01:07:23
Nice to hear your ideas, LaTonya. See you later!
Joy Ikekhua
01:10:48
Send unanswered questions to keepmarching@momsrising.org!!
mel z
01:11:27
thank you everyone so much, btw.....
Joy Ikekhua
01:11:38
Sign here: https://action.momsrising.org/sign/COVID19_childcare/
Indi Dutta-Gupta
01:11:53
Thanks to Joy, Gloria, and Elyssa--as well as Ruth and Amy. And my colleague Isabella Camacho-Craft who helped me with preparation. Feel free to reach out if I can be helpful with any of this @IndivarD (Twitter).
Anita Jackson
01:11:56
I am so disturbed by this
Elyssa Schmier
01:11:59
Thank you Mel! I hope you are able to get through the UI website.
Kristen Gruenhagen
01:12:49
is there a petition for the gun issue?
Amy Matsui
01:13:03
So glad to be with all of you tonight. Thanks! Amy
robertafox
01:13:12
Thank you for zeroing in on the gun/domestic violence/mental health component
Joy Ikekhua
01:13:41
RSVP for the next KeepMarching meeting on 4/28, on the impact of coronavirus on mass incarceration: https://action.momsrising.org/survey/km_webmeeting_massincarceration/
katharinelandfield
01:14:03
Great discussion, as always. Thanks, Gloria, Ruth, Elyssa, and Joy!! Plus special guests!
Penn Garvin
01:14:04
Great webinar everyone! Such good work you are doing!
Joy Ikekhua
01:14:12
RSVP for the webinar on how to access the new COVID-19 relief programs on 4/21: https://action.momsrising.org/survey/COVID19Webinar_RSVP/
Elyssa Schmier
01:14:56
Thank you so much Amy, Indi, and Ruth!!!
Sana
01:15:02
Thank you all
Joy Ikekhua
01:15:04
Thank you everyone!!!! So good to be here with you all tonight!!
Mary M
01:15:06
thank you!
Debbie
01:15:08
thank-you
Mary Garcia
01:15:17
I think you need someone to monitor the profile picture, the old man Aruthor was pooping live
Melissa Howell
01:15:38
thank you so much
Tiffany Yang
01:16:24
Thank you all!