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.