Do Elected Officials Care About You, Your Business, Family, Friends, and Community?

Elected officials failed to ensure that Community Small Businesses (C.S.B.) received funds despite the Sense of Senate in H.R. 748, also known as the C.A.R.E.S. Act 2020. Banks across the country are making it difficult for C.S.B.'s to receive Paycheck Protection Program funds causing some to risk their lives to make money. 

It is made clear through the Sense of the Senate located on page 30 and lines 3-15 in H.R. 748 "(iv) "that the Administrator should issue guidance to lenders and agents to ensure that the processing and disbursement of covered loans prioritize small business concerns and entities in underserved areas and rural markets, including veterans and members of the military community, small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (as defined in section 8 (d)(3)(C)0, women, and businesses in operation for less than 2 years".

The coalition position must be that any elected official regardless of race, party affiliation, and past work that disregards the need for funding C.S.B.'s be the target of defeat for the Nov 3rd election. 

H.R 748 C.A.R.E.S Act 2020

March 27th, 2020

First letter to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza

April 06th, 2020 

Barber Dies Trying To Make A Living 

April 06th, 2020 WJTV  NEWS

The Coronavirus Bailout Is Really Going to Screw Over Mom and Pop Businesses

April 07th, 2020 SLATE NEWS

Could COVID-19 Have Slavery and Mass Incarceration Like Effects on African Americans?

April 09th, 2020 CSB COALITION PRESS RELEASE 

US Congress Action Taken In Response To CSB Coalition April 09th Press Release

April 10th, 2020 CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES LETTER TO SBA

Why Misinformation And Distrust Are Making COVID-19 More Dangerous For Black America

April 10th, 2020 NPR NEWS 

Coronavirus: Why has the virus hit African Americans so hard?

April 11th, 2020 BBC NEWS WASHINGTON

'A perfect storm': poverty and race add to Covid-19 toll in US deep south

April 12th, 2020 THE GUARDIAN 

Letter to SBA Administrator Requesting Streamline Guidelines for PPP Loans in Underserved and Rural Markets for Economically and Socially Disadvantaged Individuals

April 26th, 2020 

SBA Inspector General Report Confirms Community Small Businesses were neglected in PPP loan funding

May 8th, 2020 

New Bill allocates $25 Billion for Community Small Businesses. "IT IS NOT  ENOUGH" 

June18th, 2020 Senator Chris Coons 

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