Dear Senate, Pass COVID Relief, Support Transit, Support Workers

Cartoon by Alex Bowman for ODP

As the Senate began debate on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package, likely leading to a final vote this weekend, Senate Republicans have attacked it as “big, wasteful, and bloated.” The version of the bill passed by the House of Representatives contains $30.5 billion in aid for public transit systems that desperately need the funds to pay employees and stay in operation.

What’s more, is that essential workers rely on buses and trains to get to work and with cut hours and stops, their lives become more difficult at a time when we owe them everything.  Supporting transit, supports workers!

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