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Background Responding to the Coronavirus 

The coronavirus pandemic is a generational threat, and its impacts will be felt by all of us. But know this: Our work for peace and justice will go on. Here’s how we will continue our advocacy in the face of COVID-19 and how you can join us.

Press Release Dozens of Faith Groups Call for Immediate Senate Action on COVID-19 

Washington, DC – This morning, dozens of leaders of faith groups from across the religious spectrum released a series of videos urging the Senate to rise to the moment and pass their own version of the HEROES Act designed to further handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities of faith have become concerned that the longer the Senate delays in enacting another pandemic relief bill, the more people will suffer as benefits expire and states are forced to impose severe budget cuts. This will leave those deeply impacted by the COVID-19 economic impacts with little to no safety net.

Legislative Ask Pass a COVID-19 Relief Bill that Increases Nutrition Assistance 

Congress has passed four bills to address the COVID-19 epidemic and the subsequent economic downturn are taking a devastating toll on lives and the economy. While all four bills had important provisions, they didn't include nearly enough support for the people in our communities who are experiencing hunger and unemployment.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Urges Swift Senate Passage of the Heroes Act 

Washington, DC – Late this evening the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800). The $3 trillion bill is the fifth relief package designed to deal with the economic and health impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Update How Does the Heroes Act Align with FCNL's Priorities? 

The House passed the Heroes Act (H.R. 6800), a comprehensive bill to further address the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout. FCNL has been lobbying Congress to include many policy provisions in the next COVID-19 bill.

Update When Racism Intersects with COVID-19 

While the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, people of color are disproportionately impacted.

Action Alert Tell Congress: No Industry Bailout Without Help for Vulnerable Neighbors  

Your voice is especially important right now. With 30 million people claiming unemployment over the past six weeks, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn are staggering.

Update These Four Programs Can Support Our Communities and Heal Our Economy 

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for months to come. Congress has taken some good initial steps to expand key safety net programs and help stabilize our economy. But to ensure the wellbeing of our communities and country in the long term, lawmakers must provide assistance for as long as it’s needed, not just during the initial spike of the pandemic.

Update Congress Passed Another COVID-19 Package: What Just Happened? 

Congress passed another bill to blunt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on April 23. Unlike the prior bills that Congress passed, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266) is very limited. It includes $484 billion in funding to replenish the small business loan program, hospitals, and COVID-19 testing.

Update Analyzing Third COVID-19 Bill and Looking Towards the Fourth 

The CARES Act includes key priorities but much more needs to be done.

Congress just passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), a third bill responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

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