Congress recently took a historic step in our national effort to get the country’s workforce back on the job when it passed the American Rescue Plan…The pandemic has truly affected so many Americans especially people of color, immigrants, and low-wage workers especially have felt these economic impacts. I am excited to know that so many of our municipal workers will benefit tremendously. During the pandemic, these individuals were still on the front line; having a mother who is a teacher I am aware of their sacrifices. More funding for state and city workers supports clean and safe streets, timely public transportation, clean water, and other crucial public services.