For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalia Pérez Santos

Saunders: Help is coming with passage of the American Rescue Plan

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement responding to the House of Representatives’ final passage of the American Rescue Plan:

“Help is coming. With the House’s vote today, we are just one presidential signature away from finally delivering the relief our families and communities need to emerge from this national crisis. AFSCME members, in addition to directly combating this virus through their work in public service, have been leading the fight to educate Congress and the public about the urgency of funding the front lines. On behalf of 1.4 million AFSCME members, I am grateful to Speaker Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Schumer and their caucuses for their bold leadership and for bringing us to the cusp of this historic victory.”