Politicians donating their salaries to people in crisis

Some leading politicians from all over the world are donating their pay checks to help those endangered by coronavirus pandemic.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina former member of the Presidency Dragan Covic announced today that he will join Bakir Izetbegović and Nikola Spiric, two prominent Bosnian politicians who have already donated ther March pay check to endangered people.

Covic also called onto other country’s politicians to donate their salaries also.

„At a time when solidarity is proving as a key element of society, I urge my colleagues from the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina to work together to support those most in need at the moment“, Covic wrote on Twitter.

On the same day, prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenkovic said that he and other Croatian ministers will donate their March salaries to victims of the earthquake in Zagreb.

The same trend is seen across the world.

Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said he’s donating his salary to help residents pay their bills during the coronavirus crisis. He explained he won’t take a salary while his city is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic. Texas State Rep. James Talarico is donating his legislative pay to a Round Rock food bank during the coronavirus outbreaks.

Earlier this month, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham announced President Trump is donating $100,000, his quarterly salary as president, to the Department of Health and Human Services to help combat coronavirus.

In Lebanon more than 20 MPs and ministers have said that they would hand over their March salaries to those on the front lines of combating the virus, including public hospitals, the Lebanese Red Cross, or the “National Corona Defense Fund” set up by Health Minister Hamad Hasan.

In Azerbaijan, president Ilham Aliyev donated his annual salary to Fund to Support Fight Against Coronavirus.

In India all the Punjab Assembly members announced they will deposit their one-month salary in the Punjab Government Corona Emergency Fund, while Moroccan Government Members also pledged to donate Salaries to COVID-19 Fund.

Besides politicians, many companies and celebrities are giving their share to help fight coronavirus.

Apple and Facebook are donating millions of masks to health workers battling Coronavirus, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam pledged more than $1.5 million to coronavirus relief efforts in the state of Ohio, Rihanna’s nonprofit organization, the Clara Lionel Foundation, has donated $5 million towards Coronavirus response efforts on a global scale, TikTok plans to donatee $10 million to the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund…

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