Dear Members of Congress,
There is still much that needs to be done to respond to the ever-changing fall out of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need funding and programs to support workers, children, small businesses, and our economy.
We need Congress to take immediate action to protect especially impacted communities that are disproportionately impacted by this virus, including low-wage workers, workers on the frontlines (including healthcare and childcare workers, first responders and more), children, people with disabilities, the elderly, small business owners, people with pre-existing conditions or chronic illnesses, people who are or have loved ones who are incarcerated, and mixed status families.
We need Congress to protect front line workers, while also guaranteeing that all those unable to work are provided with paid sick days, paid leave, and unemployment insurance. There are unmet needs regarding healthcare, nutrition, and childcare. Our families need immediate cash assistance, especially low and moderate-income families. In addition, any assistance provided to major corporations (including the airlines and hotel industry) must be worker-focused and have oversight and strings attached.
We are turning to our elected leaders to protect us and lift us up in our time of need. Please heed the call.