This virus has changed our routine, in professional, emotional and financial conditions. Many people saw their salaries being reduced and their jobs being taken from them. Recently a historic step happened and Congress has approved funding for state and city workers. The American Rescue Plan provides $350 billion which will bring back jobs, restore public services, help small businesses, and make an enormous impact on the lives and communities across the country. I’m very grateful because this money will help my community with its support of clean and safe streets, timely public transportation, clean water, public education and health.