Pennsylvanians need the HEROES Act
Tell Sen. Toomey to put people first and support the $3 trillion plan
Our people need help. The U.S. economy has seen its worst drop in its history, unemployment claims are again on the rise, and COVID-19 cases continue to surge. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic and people are struggling.
One way to help the people is through the $3 trillion Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act — but that historic recovery plan is being held hostage in the U.S. Senate.
Rather than take up legislation aimed at helping our families, our unemployed, our schools, and our local governments, the Senate is offering an insufficient plan that only offers one-third of the aid. That will mean even more harm to our vulnerable people, many of whom were struggling to get by before the pandemic.
This message is a call to action, and I need you to let U.S. Senator Pat Toomey know that you want him to support the HEROES Act. What he and his Republican colleagues are proposing would hurt our communities, which have been hit hardest by the pandemic. Dial 202-224-3121 and tell Sen. Toomey to put the people first.
Here is a reminder of what the HEROES Act would help our communities:
- Extends $600 per week unemployment payments through January 2021
- Second round of economic impact or stimulus payments
- Expands food assistance for children and families
- Hazard pay for essential workers
- Small business assistance
- COVID-19 testing and contract tracing funding
- Student Loan forgiveness
- Aid for our schools and local governments
These critical provisions and so much more are necessary to help protect our people, our communities, our public health and our economy. Again, tell Sen. Toomey to support our people and the HEROES Act. Call 202-224-3121 and make your voice heard.
REMINDER: Pennsylvania is in the Green Phase, but we still need you to wear your masks when you go into businesses and may interact with large groups of people. It is critical we take the necessary steps to continue to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.