AFT Summary of CARES Act–$2 Trillion Stimulus Relief Package

Dear Colleagues,

Below please find more details below on the federal stimulus package from AFT national.  Note CA will be receiving $15.3 billion.  It’s still unknown how this will impact our Districts locally.

In Unity,

Jim

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From: Randi Weingarten, Office of the President
Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 3:16 PM
Subject: AFT Summary of CARES Act–$ 2 Trillion Stimulus Relief Package

Dear AFT leader,

Today, the House of Representatives passed S. 3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion bipartisan agreement providing funding to address the current public health emergency, and support local communities, health care and education systems. The Senate passed this legislation earlier this week, and President Trump is expected to sign it shortly.

Attached please find:

Also linked here are our most recent press statements:

https://www.aft.org/press-release/american-federation-teachers-president-randi-weingartens-statement-house

https://www.aft.org/press-release/american-federation-teachers-presidents-statement-senate-covid-19-stimulus

It is important to recognize that the CARES Act is for emergency mitigation at the current stage in this crisis. We, along with congressional allies will continue to fight for the necessary funding, supports and policies to help with recovery and restoration of society.

In Unity,

Randi