Jane Fonda urges Americans to 'demand coronavirus package support'

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda has urged U.S. citizens to "demand coronavirus package support" from the government amid the ongoing pandemic.

Following the advice of officials from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Grace and Frankie actress is practicing social distancing and staying at home in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In a blog post on her official website, Fonda reflected on the global situation, and its impact on workers worldwide, writing: "I'm sitting at home trying to imagine what its (sic) like for gig economy workers, for all those who've been laid off and don't know how they'll make ends meet.

"Then I read about the enormous bail outs the Trump administration is trying to get passed - billions to the multi-billion-dollar airlines industry. Three billion (dollars) for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. One existential crisis must not be used to fuel another!"

Insisting the corporations that are "poisoning the planet and its people and climate shouldn't receive a penny," the 82-year-old went on to call out U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican Party for its priorities, urging citizens to vocalise their support for the Democratic Party, which is, "calling for things like immediate cash transfers of $2,000 (£1,714) to all adults and $1,000 (£857) to every child every month till the crisis is over as well as more aid to small businesses and not to huge corporations who will recover more easily and money for medical necessities, protective gear for health workers, and so much more."

She added: "All the American citizens who read my blog, please call your senator tomorrow and tell them you demand the coronavirus package support."

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