John Legend calls for more coronavirus relief over images of long line for food bank

Alma L. Figueroa

John Legend is calling on Congress to provide “immediate cash relief” to Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying that “this is an emergency.”

The “All of Me” singer shared a video with his nearly 14 million Twitter followers on Tuesday showing numerous vehicles forming long lines waiting to collect groceries from a Dallas food bank ahead of Thanksgiving.


The 41-year-old entertainer — a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in ‘honor’ of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG’s pursuit of Trump MORE — urged Americans to push lawmakers for action:

Legend’s remarks came a day after President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says he didn’t ‘overpromise’ Finland PM pledges ‘extremely tough’ sanctions should Russia invade Ukraine Russia: Nothing less than NATO expansion ban is acceptable MORE pressed Congress to pass a COVID-19 relief package, touting legislation House Democrats passed earlier this year that is opposed by Republicans.

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