Tina Knowles signed and shared the letter, which is also endorsed by her daughter Solange Knowles, on social media over the weekend.
The missive is addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as well as Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Octavia Spencer, Regina King, Jada Pinkett Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, and Janelle Monáe have also provided their signatures.
They are joined by Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Lena Waithe, Rashida Jones, Tiffany Haddish, Yvette Nicole Brown, and more.
Relatives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Amadou Diallo, Trayvon Martin, Dontre Hamilton, Oscar Grant, Jordan Davis, and Sandra Bland are also listed as signatories.
The letter publicly supports the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill.
The bill, according to the letter, would provide a safety net “for those most impacted by Covid-19, including disproportionately impacted black and brown communities, through provision of healthcare, economic security, justice system reform, housing, and voting access”.
“In passing this legislation, you will take an affirmative step towards declaring that Black lives matter,” the letter adds. “You will help build an America as good as its ideal.”
The Mothers Of The Movement and 22 concerned Black women , signed a letter to Mitch McConnell to pass the Heroes Act Bill . It Will provide $3.6 billion dollars which will include the cost associated with voting , Healthcare , Economical resources for underserved communities. Folks this is serious! The House Of Representatives passed this bill in May but it has been sitting on Mitch McConnell’s desk. With the trickery that went on in Kentucky this past week in the primaries where there were 600,000 registered voters and they only opened one polling place let’s you know what we are in store for come November . When there is a second wave of this pandemic coming. We need to do absentee voting , in order to do absentee voting they have to print out millions of absentee ballots. We don’t want them to have the excuse that there were no funds for this! There should be mask and gloves for people who do stand in line and extra help extra counting machines To count the absentee ballots ! All of this takes money, let’s not give them the excuse That there was no money in the budget to pay for this. This is very important so please please bombard their offices with your complaints asking for this to be passed , and click the link in my bio to sign The petition. Please make your voice heard people. ❤️please repost!❤️
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The House of Representatives passed the bill in May.
It has been met with opposition from Republicans and is expected to be at the centre of future coronavirus relief negotiations.