Tell your legislative representatives that we need comprehensive responses to the COVID19 Coronavirus pandemic that fund schools and protect workers!
FUND OUR FACILITIES
In the coming year, the District is projecting a $38 million funding shortfall, which will balloon to $1 billion in the next five years unless specific action is taken. The looming financial crisis could be just as bad as the 2008 crisis, which saw the state slash SDP funding by $300 million and led to drastic layoffs, reduced supports for schools, significant decreases in school building maintenance and improvements, and more. We can’t let that happen again! Contact your state and city officials via the links below to tell them to prioritize school funding as we recover from the COVID pandemic.
Give states the fiscal stabilization funds to fight the coronavirus!
As the United States fights the coronavirus, the threat of economic recession grows. If the economy goes into a recession, it will dry up the tax base for state and local governments, and like we saw 10 years ago, money will be taken from public services on backs of teachers, nurses and public employees. We must give states the fiscal stabilization funds they need to fight the coronavirus and avoid economic consequences.
Healthcare Workers Need Protective Equipment Now
This is scary time. As many of us practice social distancing, remain at home and watch our schools, arenas and malls close down – we see our frontline workers risking their health for us. As they run out of protective equipment healthcare workers face an elevated risk of getting sick, spreading the virus, and possibly dying.
We need a comprehensive legislative response to COVID-19
On March 20, Jerry Jordan sent a letter to members of the State Legislature, urging a holistic approach to addressing the COVID-19 crisis. We urge the General Assembly to adopt comprehensive legislation to address the potential for devastating effects on all Pennsylvanians, particularly the most vulnerable among us.