Amy Kennedy Calls On Jeff Van Drew to Serve Our Community Instead of Himself and Support The Heroes Act
“The people of South Jersey are struggling and need help now”
Brigantine, NJ- Today, Amy Kennedy, candidate for Congress in NJ2, called on Jeff Van Drew to stop helping President Trump and Republican leadership line the pockets of big corporations and start helping the people here in South Jersey by supporting The HEROES Act.
“With the introduction of the HEROES Act and the leadership of House Democrats, we are one step closer to providing Americans with the relief they need. Congressman Jeff Van Drew should step up and support the HEROES Act for the sake of the people here in South Jersey who need help now,” said Kennedy. “The impacts of the pandemic have been catastrophic in South Jersey, and families are struggling to get by. We cannot allow our leaders to continue playing politics with worker relief while bailing out big corporations. We need quick and thoughtful action to put money directly in the hands of the American people and provide the resources and testing our communities need. If Jeff Van Drew can’t stand up for nurses, workers, teachers and first-responders, who can he stand up for?”
The Heroes Act provides more direct payments to families, helps employers keep people on payrolls, and expands unemployment insurance, nutrition assistance, and housing assistance so that people can continue paying their mortgage or rent. It also provides funding to states so they can continue to pay first responders, teachers, health care workers, and others—who would otherwise be at risk of losing their jobs. And it protects health care workers on the front lines of our pandemic response.