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It’s clear both from the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others, that too many of our students face hardship as a course of their daily lives. We need two minutes of your time to help lessen that hardship.

HEROES Act

The Federal HEROES Act, the second of the major federal government stimulus programs, is under consideration in Washington, D.C. The bill provides hundreds of billions of dollars to school districts and state and local governments to maintain vital levels of school funding, additional school nurses and counselors, and appropriate remote learning devices for students should we have to continue teaching and learning remotely. The bill also provides child care support, and more than $150 billion for health care access and coronavirus testing and tracing.

The HEROES Act has passed the U.S. House but faces stiff opposition from billionaire corporate interests, Republicans led by Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump. We need a huge push in the Senate to move the bill forward and provide desperately needed resources to families across the country. This is where you come in.

Take Action

Enter your information in the form and send a message to Illinois Senators Durbin and Duckworth that you need them to support the HEROES Act. We’ve drafted a message for you that you can send without revisions, but we encourage you to personalize your note.

For the Topic, you can choose “Education” or whatever topic you think is best for your message.

We need to defeat the corporate interests that want to block our schools from getting what they need. We need your voice.

Tell the senators what you need to safely return to your school this fall.