“My co-workers and I, we are a family,” Hunte told the Senator. “We are risking our lives every single day on the front lines. We’re not asking for our senators to join us. We’re simply asking they give us the resources we need to save lives, beat this virus and safely reopen again.”
Casey acknowledged that 96% of municipalities across America anticipate budget shortfalls due to revenue decreases caused by the pandemic, that nearly 5 million public service jobs will be lost if nothing is done, and that aid for states must be included in the bill that comes up for debate.
“The stakes have rarely been higher in our nation’s history,” Saunders told the Senator. “What hangs in the balance here is the health of Pennsylvanians and all Americans, the vitality of our communities and the strength of our local economies.”

Read more about the conversation between Saunders, Hunte, and Senator Casey here.