Tell Governor DeWine to Support Ohio's Workers!

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The COVID-19 pandemic shone a light on the struggles essential workers face, but these problems have always been there. Two years into the pandemic, we are now moving into a new phase of the pandemic in which we are learning to live with COVID-19, but essential workers have not been given the basic protections they deserve.

In 2021, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) gave state and local governments $350 billion dollars to support their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a recommendation to use the funds in support of essential workers. Unfortunately, the reality is that many essential workers did not receive the assistance they were owed for risking their lives to keep our communities safe and healthy. In 2022, the second part of these funds is being allocated by state and local governments. As people try to “go back to normal”, it remains critically important to ensure that essential workers are not left behind. Send a letter to Governor DeWine TODAY asking that the ARPA funds be used in direct support of essential workers.

For further information on policies that would benefit essential workers view the Essential Ohio Policy Agenda.