THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN
HELP IS HERE AND IT FEELS SO GOOD!
When President Biden took office, he promised the American people that help was on the way. Now, Biden and Democrats have delivered on that promise. Here are some highlights of what the American Rescue Plan means for you and fellow Oregonians:
DIRECT PAYMENTS: This plan will get checks out the door, starting NOW. 85% of American households will get direct payments of one thousand four hundred dollars per person. Because of Democrats, working families bearing the brunt of this crisis will see $1,400 direct checks in the mail, thousands more in individual benefits, the resources to get our kids and teachers safely back to school, access to more affordable health care and so much more.
VACCINES: This plan provides funding for vaccine distribution, coronavirus testing, and contact tracing so we can get vaccines into the arms of more people and end this pandemic.
STATE HELP: The plan provides $2.758 billion in state relief.
The American Rescue Plan is the most consequential piece of legislation for working families in modern American history. It is a historic response to the moment of crisis we face and will make a real difference in the lives of Americans by creating jobs, providing economic relief, and defeating this virus.
This is a huge accomplishment, but we still have so much work to do to help our country recover from this pandemic. One thing is clear: we have to keep electing Democrats up and down the ballot to get critical, progressive legislation like the American Rescue Plan across the finish line.
The American Rescue plan had bipartisan support across the country with the voters. Democrats voted for a package that enjoys broad support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents across the country.
Yet, NOT A SINGLE elected Republican supported it, including our congressional representative Cliff Bentz.
Democrats voted to send $1,400 checks to Americans bearing the brunt of the crisis – not a single Republican joined them.
Democrats voted for a national vaccination program to get shots into people’s arms – not a single Republican joined them.
Democrats voted for aid for small businesses struggling to keep their doors open – not a single Republican joined them.
Democrats voted for funding to keep educators on the payroll and to safely reopen schools – not a single Republican joined them.
While the plan has broad bipartisan support among citizens, our recent wins in the Senate and House were slim. The far right factions of the Republican Party are even now supporting HUNDREDS of state bills to limit voting rights.
HOW CAN I HELP?
To hang on to these victories and ensure a bright future for our democracy, we need YOUR involvement! This includes participating in our local party efforts, helping to keep our Democratic elected officials in office, and help flip obstructionist in office who are blocking much needed progress!
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