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To: United States Congress
Tell Congress: We need emergency paid leave now.
Emergency paid leave is an absolutely critical part of providing economic security to nearly 200 million working people, as well as our nation’s long-term recovery from COVID-19. Congress must pass Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which extends previously expired coverage AND includes the 106 million working people who were left out of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Congress must take action NOW!
Why is this important?
President Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion COVID rescue package featuring an expansion of emergency paid leave, providing economic security to nearly 200 million working people, as well as our nation’s long-term recovery from COVID-19.
This bill closes the loopholes in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, it provides over 14 weeks of paid sick, family, and medical leave. It also provides a maximum paid leave benefit of $1,400 per week for eligible working people, and extends emergency paid leave measures until September 20, 2021.
This couldn’t come at a more urgent time, as Congress allowed the previous paid leave provisions to lapse in December, right as we hit new, devastating peaks in the coronavirus crisis. President Biden’s plan to reinstate and improve emergency paid leave is a critical step to supporting working families while reducing the spread of the virus. Congress must pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan, NOW!