I…contracted Covid and was sick for almost a month and had to be hospitalized. Naturally, this created a financial burden for me and my family. When I heard about the American Rescue Plan, I immediately felt hopeful! Being able to get the stimulus check as well as the advanced payment Child Tax Credit has been so helpful in paying bills, buying groceries and just filling in the gap that Covid has left open. It has also allowed me to put a little money in savings as well. Without the American Rescue Plan I am sure that I would still be struggling and I am so thankful that American unions fought for such a helpful plan to alleviate some of the burden.