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The U.S. Senate left town without reaching a deal on the next coronavirus aid package. This means 30 million Americans got their unemployment slashed and public schools across the country are left to fend for themselves without additional funding for PPEs, cleaning supplies, or tech for online learning.
Tweet your Senators and tell them to get back to Washington to pass the funding our schools and communities need.
Six months have passed since the House passed the HEROES Act—six months of more sickness and death, escalating financial disarray, and rising personal hardship. During this period of inaction by the Senate, schools across the nation have reopened for in-person learning—often under pressure—without the resources to do so safely. Everyone agrees the road to recovery runs through our schools. But they cannot reopen safely if school budgets are slashed and students do not have what they need to be safe, learn, and succeed—especially the students of color, students with disabilities, students in rural areas, and students living in poverty who have suffered most during this crisis.
Email your senators and tell them to take action now.
President Trump has suspended collection of the payroll tax that funds Social Security and Medicare for the rest of this year—a backdoor approach to dismantling both programs as we know them. He has pledged to cancel the tax permanently if reelected—a move that would put the very existence of these essential programs at extreme risk.
Email your senators and representative and tell them don’t destroy Social Security and Medicare.
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is requiring most of the schools it operates—here and overseas—to reopen and offer in-person instruction five days a week despite a resurgence of COVID-19 in many of those places. DoDEA educators are eager to return to their schools and see their students, but are concerned about safety—specifically, the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for students and educators, the feasibility of social distancing, and adequate staffing levels. Urgent action is needed to prevent this threat to the health and safety of military dependents, as well as the threat to military readiness posed by this unnecessary exposure to the virus.
Email your senators and representative and ask them to require schools for military kids to implement remote instruction
We all want our schools and campuses to safely reopen, but massive budget cuts are a threat we cannot ignore. The House of Representatives passed a bold plan to help called the HEROES Act but the Senate – led by Mitch McConnell – refuses to act. We need your help by calling your senators to ensure our students do not suffer any more from the COVID-19 crisis. Fill out this form to be automatically connected to your senators’ offices. We’ll walk you through what to say. If the Senate does not step up, schools face cuts far worse than the Great Recession, with fewer educators and less help for students.
This bill directs the President to impose sanctions and export restrictions related to China’s treatment of the Uyghurs,
This resolution the condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment as related to COVID-19.
A bill which would provide $25 billion in immediate relief for the United States Postal Service (USPS).
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