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Tell Congress: Investigate Jared Kushner's hoard of coronavirus supplies!

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    Tell Congress: Investigate Jared Kushner's hoard of coronavirus supplies!

    Petition to Congress: 
    We urge you to investigate and hold hearings into Jared Kushner's Project Airbridge -- and stop the Trump Administration and the Trump family from hoarding desperately needed supplies to tackle the coronavirus. We need the federal government to work as a transparent and effective partner with state and local governments and the health care system to ensure people have the masks, gloves, and test kits that we need to be safe. Reports suggest Kushner's project is instead hoarding equipment, with no oversight, and no knowledge of where these items are going. This is unacceptable.

    Where are all the masks, test kits, and other crucial supplies desperately needed to safely end the lockdowns and end the coronavirus pandemic?

    It looks like Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, has a lot of them. He's working with big corporations to hoard millions of gloves, masks, swabs, and more.1 We don't know where they're all going, even as governors have to have the National Guard protect their own shipments so the feds don't seize them.2

    This is totally unacceptable. It could even be criminal. But we don't know the details. It's time for Congress to act.

    Sign the petition and tell Congress: Don't let Trump and Kushner hoard desperately needed coronavirus supplies!

    Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner runs Project Airbridge, which is a the heart of the issue. According to Bloomberg News, Project Airbridge has imported at least 746 million pairs of gloves, 71 million surgical masks, 10 million surgical gowns, 2 million thermometers, 768,000 N95 masks and 562,000 face shields.1

    But those supplies don't appear to be making it to where they're needed -- especially to states run by Democrats. Governors from Illinois and Washington State have pointed out the White House has failed to deliver the promised supplies. They have no way to know what Kushner is doing with this enormous hoard. Neither do we.

    The necessary coronavirus lockdowns can only end when states have enough supplies to protect the public and test and trace their populations to stop a renewed spread of the infection. Most states don't have those supplies yet.

    Jared Kushner has a lot of them, but we don't know what he's doing with it. We don't know if he and his family are personally profiting from this. We don't know whether big corporations that are involved are making big profits either.

    This is a totally unacceptable situation, especially amidst a national crisis. It's time for Congress to step in.

    Add your name: Tell Congress to investigate Jared Kushner's Project Airbridge and make sure needed supplies get where they need to go!

    1. Bloomberg News, "Kushner Airlift Moves Millions of Masks, But Details Are Secret," May 1, 2020.
    2. New York Post, "Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has National Guard protecting coronavirus tests from feds," April 30, 2020.