The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has brought billions of dollars to our state to help Texans recover from the pandemic. This session, the Texas Legislature is responsible for allocating some of these funds. This is an opportunity for Texas legislators to invest in an equitable recovery plan for Texans of all backgrounds. In order to know what everyday Texans need to recover and thrive, legislators need to hear from you!
Your voice matters. You know your community best. Do not let the Legislature waste these vital funds on criminalization efforts, corporate giveaways, or backdoor tax cuts for the wealthy. It is critical that legislators hear from communities that have been most affected by the pandemic. Let’s tell legislators what you, your family, and your community need to recover and thrive!
Ways the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Fiscal Recovery Funding Can Be Used:
-Respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses and nonprofits or aid to impacted industries such as tourism, travel and hospitality;
-Provide premium pay to eligible workers who are performing essential work or by providing grants to employers that have eligible essential workers;
-Replace government revenue lost to the pandemic; and
Make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure
Take 30 seconds to fill out this form and let legislators know what issues are most pressing to you! Your response will be shared with legislators making decisions on the funding.
Learn more here: bit.ly/arpsignup
Questions? Email Katie Martin Lightfoot @ email@example.com