ACTION ALERT: Urge U.S. Senators to include immigrants and their families in the next COVID relief bill

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: July 24, 2020

The health and prosperity of each of us depends on the health and prosperity of all of us. Yet Colorado’s immigrant families have been left out of the health care and financial relief in federal COVID-19 stimulus packages. We need your help to tell Congress to deliver a COVID-19 health and stimulus bill that works — one that ensures all Coloradans, including immigrants, are safe, healthy, and have the economic means to thrive. 

Nearly 1 in 4 Colorado children (about 285,000 children) live in immigrant families, where either the child or a parent was born in another country.  Many of our state’s immigrants are on the front lines of confronting COVID-19 in the health care sector, harvesting food, delivering groceries and packages, and providing lifesaving care to our loved ones. Immigrants and their families will continue to play a key role in the nation’s recovery from this pandemic. 

The HEROES Act is a critical step toward an effective pandemic response that includes stimulus payments for all, including immigrants left out of the previous package and their U.S. citizen spouses and children, and clarifies that states can cover COVID-19 testing and treatment for immigrant families.  If we cannot include all of America’s families in our recovery and response, we will fail our children and our communities. 

Please tell Senator Gardner and Senator Bennett to do the right thing: adopt the HEROES Act provisions, add other critical protections, and pass a new COVID-19 relief bill quickly. 

Take action today! 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.