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The Next COVID Relief Bill: Why it’s important and what you can do
February 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Jared Bernstein, top Biden economist serving on the White House Council of Economic Advisers, will join CHN to explain how the COVID relief legislation now moving through Congress is the right size, with the right policies, to get us on the road to economic and pandemic recovery.
Called the American Rescue Plan, this robust $1.9 trillion plan proposed by the new Biden administration supports COVID vaccines and health care; cuts child poverty in half; helps the unemployed; provides more nutrition aid, housing assistance, one-time payments, child care, and paid leave; supports education and other state and local services; and much, much more.
Moderator Ellen Teller of the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) will field questions for Jared. We’ll then hear more real-world stories about how the pandemic is hitting our communities, and how this COVID relief package will help. And we’ll finish with CHN’s Executive Director Debbie Weinstein updating you on where things stand in Congress, and what you can do to ensure that help goes where it’s most needed.
If you’ve joined other CHN webinars, you may have seen Jared Bernstein, then with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, make economic predictions about poverty and income. He’s a top economist and a great explainer focused on addressing inequality and the needs of people with low incomes.
This webinar will be closed-captioned. Even if you can’t attend be sure to register to get a recording of the webinar, slides, and other resources. Watch the recording below: