Poligon and over 60 advocacy groups sent a letter to Congress urging that any final legislative package that responds to the public health and economic crises include an extension of USDA waiver authority for WIC services through at least September 30, 2021.
Poligon has endorsed the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act would allow all children to access breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snack programs either in school or through “grab and go” and delivery options. The bill was introduced by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA-3) and co-led by Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA-02), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05).
Under the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act:
Progress Caucus Action Fund released an in-depth comparison of the Senate Republican's Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act and the House passed HEROES Act.
Poligon and over 800 other organizations sent a letter to Congress to include immigrants in the next COVID-19 Package. It is crucial that the next coronavirus relief package passed out of Congress includes provisions to include immigrant families who have been left out of previous bills
Senate Republicans unveiled $1 trillion COVID-19 relief bill proposal, as enhanced unemployment benefits are set to expire for millions of Americans who are out of work due to the pandemic.
The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act will include:
Republicans have rejected extending the $600 enhanced unemployment benefits that expire for roughly 30 million Americans this weekend. It will offer liability protections for businesses and more aid for small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program.
In May, the House voted to pass the HEROES Act which was a $3 trillion proposal. Click here to view more details on what is included in the House bill.
Letter: Urging Congress to Prioritize the Vulnerable Communities in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package
Poligon and members of the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs (DHN) sent a letter to Congress urging them to protect the most vulnerable communities in the next COVID-19 relief package by enacting the following policy priorities.
We urge Congress to include these priorities in the upcoming COVID-19 package and demonstrate their commitment to addressing systemic poverty and racial disparities.
Poligon signed on to a statement issued by the National Muslim Task Force which strongly recommends that Muslims nationwide continue to take necessary precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially during the Eid holiday.
Letter: Urging the Senate to Provide Funding for the Election and Census Count in the next COVID-19 Bill
Poligon and partners of Faithful Democracy sent a letter to the Senate urging them to provide funding for the general Elections and Census count in the next COVID-19 Package. States and local jurisdictions desperately need $3.6 billion in federal assistance to expand mail-in voting, make polling places safe for in-person voting, and increase online voter registration. We urge passage of $400 million in additional funding to ensure a successful enumeration in the face of unprecedented disruptions to 2020 Census operations.
Poligon and 170+ other advocacy groups sent a letter urging Congress to include the include the Pandemic TANF Assistance Act in the next COVID-19 bill. The bill would allow families can access flexible emergency assistance to cover groceries, utility bills, rent, and other basic necessities.
Letter: Extension of Employment Authorization for DACA, TPS, and Other Work-Authorized Immigrants in 4th COVID-19 Legislative Package
Poligon and 183 organizations sent a letter to Senate leadership to include legislative language in the fourth COVID-19 legislative package that would direct U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to automatically, and at no cost, extend employment authorization documents (EADs) and the underlying status for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and all other work-authorized immigrants.