Fwd: Tell your Senators to support the Covid relief bill!

  Please call or email our Senators to support the COVID Relief bill.  

Phone: (202) 224-5824

Phone: (202) 224 4623


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From: Susan Stephenson, Interfaith Power & Light <info@interfaithpowerandlight.org>
Date: Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Tell your Senators to support the Covid relief bill!
To: Kiera Frey <kierafrey@gmail.com>


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The pandemic has shown more clearly than ever before how our communities are deeply interconnected. Over the past year the virus has taken the lives of over 500,000 people in our country; we mourn with the millions of Americans who are grieving their loss. Many more are still caring for sick loved ones and waiting for meaningful relief. 

Tell your Senators to support the Covid relief bill!

Unfortunately, our nation faces multiple crises outside of the pandemic, including the worsening climate crisis and rampant racial injustice. Our families and communities desperately need bold action to address these crises and deliver on long-overdue relief to the people who need it most. 

Last weekend, the House passed a historic relief package to ensure that families and communities across our country get the vaccines they need to survive, support to put food on the table, and the resources to heal from the pandemic.  

Now, it needs to pass the Senate. Email your Senators to urge them to vote to pass the relief bill.

As the pandemic has raged on, we've gotten more and more data showing that Covid is deadliest in the communities with the most pollution. Historically marginalized communities are more likely to have pre-existing conditions exacerbated by pollution, like asthma and heart disease. Lower-income communities that are predominantly Black, Indigenous, and people of color have borne an unfair burden of pollution for decades; this is a moral issue and people of faith and conscience must speak up.

That's why we are grateful that the House relief package includes funding for environmental justice monitoring and grants to respond to the pandemic equitably, reducing pollution and saving lives both now and in the future.  

It also helps working families keep the lights on and afford their water bills, and provides support to help public transit make it through this crisis. Many essential workers rely on public transit to get to their jobs, and a robust public transit system is a key piece of solving the climate crisis.

This package is the rescue plan that our country urgently needs. Please write to your Senators today to urge them to vote to pass the Covid Relief Package

This package is only the first step in our road to recovery. We must start rebuilding our economy and public health infrastructure to be stronger, more equitable, and more sustainable. But step one must be Covid relief for our communities, our neighbors, our families, and frontline workers, now. Thank you for speaking out on an equitable relief package today!



Susan Stephenson

Executive Director


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