(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/13/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on American Muslims and others concerned about the growing coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the United States to contact their elected representatives to urge swift passage of a coronavirus economic relief package.
Congressional negotiators appear to have clinched a deal on a coronavirus rescue package, but it is unclear if Republican leaders are backing the deal. The proposed legislation includes provisions to boost sick leave, unemployment insurance, and food security programs, including 14 days of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave, and a tax credit to help small businesses.
The legislation would also enhance unemployment insurance for furloughed workers, buttress food programs such as SNAP and student meals, and boost federal money for Medicaid, according to Pelosi.
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In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:
“We urge congressional negotiators to put aside partisanship to do what is necessary to protect the lives and livelihoods of all Americans impacted by the growing coronavirus pandemic. Now is the time to work together and pass legislation that will help all Americans weather this unprecedented national crisis.”
TAKE ACTION: Contact Congress to Urge Passage of a Coronavirus Economic Relief Package
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.