For Immediate Release
Contact: Natalia Pérez Santos

AFSCME Supports Additional State and Local Funding in Interim Emergency Coronavirus Relief

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement:

“Every day as we watch this crisis worsen, public service workers continue to rush into the fire and put their lives on the line. We support Congressional Democrats who are calling for an additional $150 billion in emergency aid for state and local governments as a down payment until Congress can take up a larger package. States and localities will need even more to meet the unprecedented demand for services and maintain stability amid the rapid decline in revenue due to a failing economy.”