Public service workers around the country continue to report for work and prop up the skeleton of a ravaged economy in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but destitute state and local budgets guarantee they will soon face furloughs and layoffs in the coming months.

Frontline workers like Lauren Hartnett, a paramedic in New York; Jason Suggs, an unemployment insurance professional in Maryland; Camille Frazier, a social worker in Colorado; Donna Ragland, a food service manager in Ohio; and many others are counting on new state aid from congress to ensure their health, wellbeing, and the continued existence of their jobs.

Read their stories and hear how congressional state aid can protect their futures here.