As mayors of Pennsylvania cities, we witness the human toll the pandemic takes each day it stretches on. We see families losing loved ones, jobless workers struggling to make ends meet, kids stuck at home and isolated, and businesses closing their doors for good. Across our Commonwealth, residents continue to suffer.
We see this pain every day. We see it in the family waiting in the snow for their weekly box of food, the elementary school student who hasn’t signed on for online learning in weeks, and the small business owner who has finally laid off their last two employees after fighting to stay open for months.
It’s time for our Congressional leaders to step up.
Read the full article written by, Mayor Paige Cognetti (Scranton), Mayor Jim Kenney (Philadelphia), Mayor William Peduto (Pittsburgh), Mayor Derek Slaughter (Williamsport), and Mayor Danene Sorace (Lancaster) below.
Contact your Congressional representatives and encourage them to support a swift passage of the American Rescue Plan so we can beat back the virus and pursue a speedy and inclusive recovery.