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February 26, 2021

It has been over a year since the first coronavirus case was confirmed in our country. The health and economic effects of this pandemic continue to harm individuals and families in the United States and around the world, especially those already living on the margins of society. While Congress has already passed effective COVID-19 relief legislation, more needs to be done to help those in need and ensure that relief is available for the duration of the economic crisis.  Ask your Members of Congress to pass additional COVID-19 relief that supports those who are poor and vulnerable by:
  • Providing at least $20 billion for poverty-focused international assistance so the U.S. can lead the way towards a truly global response.
  • Provide resources to meet the needs of those who are homeless and those struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
  • Maintaining increases and flexibilities to SNAP and other vital nutrition programs until the economy recovers.
  • Enacting policies that encourage and support employers to retain and rehire workers; providing sufficient unemployment compensation, sufficient personal protective equipment for all essential workers, additional stimulus payments, and an expanded Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • Ensuring affordable healthcare access for everyone during this health crisis, but especially for the poor, uninsured, unemployed, and vulnerable populations including immigrants and refugees.
  • Safeguarding those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 in prisons, jails, and detention centers; increasing medical resources to care for those who do become ill in these facilities.
  • Ensuring this funding is subject to longstanding, bi-partisan pro-life protections to prevent this funding from paying for abortions.

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