Pass CARES-2 with Critical Support for NY State
Hi, I’m __________________ from (name of local), as your constituent who cares about both public health and public education, I urge you to provide critical support to New York State in the next federal COVID stimulus package. Without robust support from the federal government, our state and local governments will be forced to lay off essential front line workers such as health care staff, police, firefighters, teachers and those preparing and delivering food to students and their families.
I would urge you to enact a CARES 2 stimulus that provides at least $175 billion for public pre-K through post-secondary education, with a true maintenance of effort provision ― without a waiver or three-year average provision ― and includes general unrestricted support for New York, so essential front line workers can continue to keep us safe in the face of a devastating drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now more than ever, we need the federal government to step up and provide for New York. I urge you to call upon your leadership to pass a CARES 2 stimulus that provides much needed funding to stabilize our public education, higher education, health care systems and our communities.
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