PRESS RELEASE: PRESS CALL THURSDAY 11AM ET: STATE TREASURERS CALL ON CONGRESS TO PASS AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
February 17, 2021

Contact:
Maddy McDaniel, Communications Director

[email protected] or 914-471-7716

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PRESS CALL THURSDAY 11AM ET: STATE TREASURERS CALL ON CONGRESS TO PASS AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN 

Iowa, Kansas, Maine, and Oregon State Treasurers Will Discuss What Is At Stake For Their Home States In The Fight For $350 Billion For State And Local Governments

17 State Treasurers Signed Letter Urging Their Congressional Delegations to Pass the American Rescue Plan with Support for State and Local Governments

Without Additional Aid, State Governments Face Budget Shortfalls That Could Exceed $500 Billion Over The Next Two Years

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, February 18, at 11:00AM ET, Invest in America Action will convene a group of State Treasurers who will discuss the importance of passing President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, which would deliver $350 billion in aid for state and local governments to keep essential workers on the job, support vaccination efforts, and safely reopen schools. Register for the call here.

After a year of depleted revenues, state and local governments have had to lay off 1.4 million workers and are struggling to keep up with the demand for vaccinations without adequate funding. Facing a potential budget shortfall that could exceed $500 billion over the next two years, states are in dire need of additional funding from Congress.

Seventeen state treasurers signed a letter urging Congress to pass the American Rescue Plan with full support for state and local governments. Read the letter and view its signers here.

Who: 

  • Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald
  • Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers
  • Maine State Treasurer Henry Beck 
  • Oregon State Treasurer Tobias Read
What: 
  • State treasurers discuss what is at stake for their states without additional aid from the federal government, and urge Congress to pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan with $350 billion in state and local aid.

When: 

  • Thursday, February 18 at 11:00AM ET

Where: 

  • RSVP for the press call here.

About Invest in America

Invest In America is a national rapid response operation advocating for robust public investment to rescue the economy from the COVID crisis and create prosperity for the future, and to fight back against fear-mongers who use deficit concerns as a scapegoat to starve American communities and businesses of resources.

The operation consists of two components: Invest in America, the charitable and public education arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and Economic Security Project co-chair Chris Hughes; and Invest in America Action, the advocacy and social welfare arm, which is a fiscally sponsored project of Economic Security Project Action funded by Chris Hughes and the Omidyar Network.

Learn more at InvestInAmericaNow.com and @InvestNowUSA, and InvestinAmericaProject.com.

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