Covid 19 Update message from Senator Duckworth
May 8, 2020
| Dear Neighbor,|
Thank you for contacting me to express your
support for helping essential workers and
making sure that our legislative efforts to
recover from the deadly coronavirus disease
2019 (COVID-19) pandemic prioritize the needs of workers, families and local communities.
You may be pleased to know that I partnered
with Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts to
co-author and lead a joint letter to Senate
Leadership outlining five principles that should guide the development of future economic relief packages to make sure this public health crisis does not exacerbate income inequality, racism and environmental injustice:Health is a top priority, for all people, with no exceptions;Provide economic relief directly to the people;Rescue workers and communities, not corporate executives;Make a down payment on a regenerative economy, while preventing future crises; and Protect our democratic process while protecting each other.If you are interested in reading our full
letter, it is available online here.
I am also pleased that more than 900 organizations endorsed our five principles, ranging from
labor unions to environmental advocates to supporters of economic justice.As your Senator,
I am working to increase direct support for
Illinois families, essential workers, healthcare
heroes and communities in need. Now is the
time to make critical investments that will
improve our pandemic response, heal our
economy and strengthen our Nation to prevent future public health and economic disasters.
Please know that I am advocating for these principles as Congress negotiates the next COVID-19 relief package. Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. If you would like
more information on my work in the Senate,
please visit my website
You can access my voting record and see what I am doing to address today’s most important
issues. I hope that you will continue to share
your views and opinions with me and let me
know whenever I may be of assistance to you.
United States Senator