The American Rescue Plan (ARP) has brought billions of dollars to our state to help Texans recover from the pandemic. This session, the Texas Legislature is responsible for allocating some of these funds. This is an opportunity for Texas legislators to invest in an equitable recovery plan for Texans of all backgrounds. In order to know what everyday Texans need to recover and thrive, legislators need to hear from you. We need your voice!
Ways the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Fiscal Recovery Funding Can Be Used:
- Respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its negative economic impacts, including assistance to households, small businesses and nonprofits or aid to impacted industries;
- Provide premium pay to eligible workers who are performing essential work or by providing grants to employers that have eligible essential workers;
- Replace government revenue lost to the pandemic; and
- Make necessary investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.
Tell Legislators What You, Your Family, and Community Need to Recover and Thrive!
Your voice matters. You know your community best. Do not let the Legislature waste these vital funds on criminalization efforts, corporate giveaways, or backdoor tax cuts for the wealthy. It is critical that legislators hear from communities that have been most affected by the pandemic. Let’s tell legislators what you, your family, and your community need to recover and thrive!