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Help Charities and Nonprofits in COVID-19 Bill

By |March 21st, 2020|

Charities and nonprofits are on the front-line responding to our neighbors and communities in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, but risk catastrophic damage from evaporating revenue, new and rising demands for assistance, and major disruptions in charitable giving.

Click here to tell Congress to act now and provide emergency aid to nonprofit organizations by expanding charitable giving and providing organizations with grants, loans, and tax credits.

Emergency Relief to Those Without Unemployment Insurance

By |March 20th, 2020|

Things are moving rapidly in Washington, DC, with regard to a third supplemental bill specifically targeting relief during the current COVID-19 crisis.  Text for the Senate CARES Act was released last evening but the current draft does not address unemployment insurance for non-profit employees, though there is interest from Members of Congress to fix this.

In light of this quickly moving package, please contact our Senators Feinstein (202-224-3841) and Harris (202-224-3553) as well as your Representative today (Friday, March 20), to make sure they are aware of this problem of non-profit employees in multiple states who do not currently have access to state unemployment insurance, and to ask that they support an effective solution.

Please specifically ask that Congress provide emergency disaster unemployment assistance to workers that are not covered by state unemployment insurance.  As a second option, allow employers to opt into state unemployment insurance for a certain period.

Please ask our US Senators and your US Representative to provide emergency disaster unemployment assistance to workers that are not covered by state unemployment insurance.

Reducing the Nuclear Threat

By |March 11th, 2020|

Signed in 2010 between the United States and Russia, New START calls for continued reduction in nuclear forces. The United States and Russia possess over 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons. Under New START, the number of long-range deployed nuclear warheads held by both countries was reduced to the required limit of 1,550 and each country conducted more than 150 on-site inspections of the other’s facilities and exchanged military data.  If New START expires, there would be no legally binding, verifiable limits on the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals for the first time since 1972. Click here to learn more and to contact Congress.