URGENT ACTION ALERT: Support $3.2 Billion for Health Centers Amid COVID-19!
March, 24, 2020- in category blog
Dear LACHC Family,
I’m reaching out to ask all of you for help! One of our biggest prayer points (and advocacy issues) right now is for the federal government to approve a $3.2 billion dollar bail-out to help clinics like ours to stay afloat and keep our doors open in the midst of this crisis. Because clinics have a lot fewer patients coming though our doors now, we are losing a huge portion of the patient revenue that we normally use to support our operations. This funding from the government would help make up for that and hopefully bridge us until this crisis is over.
What I’m asking is that you PLEASE take a few minutes to click on this link. Put in your home address so that your email will go to your particular congressperson that represents you. You won’t have to write a letter (there is already a letter written for you—you can customize it if you like, or you can leave it as is!).
This is really critical, so I really appreciate all of you taking 2-3 minutes to do this. You can also share it with your friends and family so that they can advocate as well! Let’s flood our congresspeople with messages!!!
This past weekend Members of Congress raced to reach an agreement on an economic stimulus package in response to COVID-19.Congress failed to reach an agreement. The House of Representatives is now expected to present their own bill because they are not satisfied with what the Senate put on the table.
We need to keep the pressure on House Representatives to make sure they continue to hear from health centers. Representatives need to include $3.2 billion immediately to sustain health center operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of Congress are deliberating as you are reading this note – we need you to to ensure that our advocacy will impact the legislation being drafted by the House.