American Rescue Plan Will Provide Critical Relief to Women and Families
About 2.5 million women have lost their jobs or dropped out of the workforce during the pandemic. That’s why President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris ensured the American Rescue Plan will provide critical relief to women and their families. As Vice President Harris said in her recent op-ed in the Washington Post, “this mass exodus of women from the workforce is a national emergency, and it demands a national solution.” The American Rescue Plan will tackle our nation’s most urgent needs, lifting up women workers and their families.
Last week Vice President Harris convened women leaders in Congress and of national advocacy organizations for a virtual roundtable discussion on the critical importance of passing the American Rescue Plan — particularly for women. The President and Vice President believe our economy cannot fully recover unless women can fully participate, and they are doing everything they can to get women back to work, kids back in school and urgent relief to those in need.
Call on Congress to Pass the American Rescue Plan
The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting later this week on President Joe Biden’s COVID relief proposal. It includes:
- Direct relief checks to Americans
- Enhanced unemployment benefits
- An increase to the federal minimum wage
- Additional support for small businesses
- Extended federal eviction moratorium and housing aid
- Funding for vaccines, testing and schools
Call 1-888-523-8974 and ask your representative to vote for the American Rescue Plan.
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- Thursday, Feb. 25 — Virtual Jazz Concert for Justice Jennifer Brunner
- Thursday, Feb. 25 — National Civil Rights Museum Conversation with Ruby Bridges and Chelsea Clinton
- Friday, Feb. 26 — Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus Virtual Screening of “Between the World and Me”
- Sunday, Feb. 28 — Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus Meet the Filmmaker Conversation
- Wednesday, March 3 — League of Women Voters of Ohio Statehouse Day
- Wednesday, March 3 — Fairfield County Democratic Party Book Discussion
- Thursday, March 4 — Medina County Democratic Party Meet and Greet with Chair Liz Walters
- Saturday, March 6 — Virtual Birthday Celebration for Congresswoman Joyce Beatty
- Wednesday, March 10 — Coalition of Democratic and Progressive Organizations of Central Ohio Meeting
- Thursday, March 11 — ACLU Ohio Legislative Update on Reproductive Rights in Ohio
- Tuesday, March 16 — Butler County Democratic Party St. Patrick’s Celebration
- Wednesday, March 24 — Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus Congressional Candidates Forum
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