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Sign Letter to Secretary Perdue Requesting Relief for Specialty Crop Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 emergency presents an unprecedented threat to the fresh fruit and vegetable industries. As growers, processors, and shippers work to keep safe, healthy product moving through the supply chain, we are urging Secretary Perdue to provide direct
assistance and regulatory flexibility to the specialty crop industry. This relief will not only help producers facing significant financial challenges but also support efforts to provide food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Stop Delay in Hospital Funding

April 3, 2020

American hospitals are facing a daunting challenge. In order to respond to the growing pandemic, they have spent millions of dollars on expanding capacity, investing in new equipment, stocked up on personal protective equipment, and increased staffing—all
without income from cancelled non-essential procedures.  

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sign Letter to USDA Requesting Relief for Specialty Crop Producers

April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 emergency presents an unprecedented threat to the fresh fruit and vegetable industries. As growers, processors, and shippers work to keep safe, healthy product moving through the supply chain, we are urging Secretary Perdue to provide direct assistance
and regulatory flexibility to the specialty crop industry. This relief will not only help producers facing significant financial challenges but also support efforts to provide food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Help Vets & SSI Recipients Get Relief ASAP – Tell Treasury, SSA, VA, & IRS to Automatically Send Relief Payments to Vulnerable Individuals

April 2, 2020

The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act explicitly provides the Treasury Department with the authority to provide payments to seniors receiving Social Security retirement benefits and to individuals receiving Social Security
disability benefits, even if these individuals do not file tax returns. Unfortunately, though, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published guidance this past Monday indicating that the agency will require Social Security beneficiaries, Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) recipients, and veterans receiving pensions to file 2019 tax returns to receive stimulus payments.

Cosponsor the Suspend School Meal Debt Act

April 2, 2020

We invite you to cosponsor the Suspend School Meal Debt Act, which would require that school food authorities and local educational agencies to not collect unpaid meal fees during the COVID–19 pandemic, providing the much-needed relief for families across
the nation.

Help Vets & SSI Recipients Get Relief ASAP – Tell Treasury, SSA, VA, & IRS to Automatically Send Relief Payments to Vulnerable Individuals

April 2, 2020

The bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act explicitly provides the Treasury Department with the authority to provide payments to seniors receiving Social Security retirement benefits and to individuals receiving Social Security
disability benefits, even if these individuals do not file tax returns. Unfortunately, though, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published guidance this past Monday indicating that the agency would require Social Security beneficiaries, Supplemental Security
Income (SSI) recipients, and veterans receiving pensions to file 2019 tax returns to receive stimulus payments.

DEADLINE EXTENDED:Support a COVID-19 5 Principle Response that Protects Workers and Communities

April 2, 2020

As we continue to confront the COVID-19 crisis, we urgently need additional relief and stimulus measures to save lives and secure the health and economic security of our constituents. The depth of the crisis and the scope of the response mean that choices
being made right now will shape our society for years, if not decades to come. As we work to advance further spending packages to ensure immediate relief and long-term recovery, we need to consider the interrelated crises of income and wealth inequality, racism,
and ecological decline, which were in place long before COVID-19, and now risk being intensified. In this critical moment, we need to adequately respond to immediate needs and chart a path to a genuinely healthier and more equitable future through a just recovery.

CLOSING COB TODAY: Request to End Tariffs on Medical Supplies, Equipment, and PPEs

April 2, 2020

Please join me in asking the Administration to immediately suspend all tariffs placed on all imports of medical supplies and equipment, including personal protective equipment for the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sign Letter to Secretary Perdue Requesting Relief for Specialty Crop Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 emergency presents an unprecedented threat to the fresh fruit and vegetable industries. As growers, processors, and shippers work to keep safe, healthy product moving through the supply chain, we are urging Secretary Perdue to provide direct
assistance and regulatory flexibility to the specialty crop industry. This relief will not only help producers facing significant financial challenges but also support efforts to provide food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable members of our communities.