WORKING PEOPLE DESERVE COVID-19 RELIEF
Despite the pandemic, working people turned out in record numbers and made our voices heard this fall. We have done our job. Now it’s time for the Senate to do the same.
The HEROES Act, a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package, has been sitting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s desk for nearly six months. Meanwhile, the United States surpassed 100,000 new cases in one day for the first time recently and hospitalizations have climbed 46% since the beginning of October.
The HEROES Act includes an emergency workplace infectious disease standard; gives aid for state and local governments, public schools, the U.S. Postal Service, and pension funding relief; keeps workers on payrolls to avoid mass layoffs; extends unemployment insurance; provides more direct payments to working people; extends health care coverage; provides housing and food benefits; and much more.
Working people deserve real relief from COVID-19, which has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans and left millions unemployed through no fault of their own.
With the coronavirus surging across the country, we can’t let another moment pass.
Let your senators know that COVID-19 relief is your priority, and the priority of all working people. Tell them our lives and livelihoods are at risk. Tell them now is the time for the HEROES Act.