The nonprofit sector has lost more than 1 million jobs due to the pandemic. Unless financial assistance is provided, that number will continue to grow. That is why executive leadership from organizations nationwide, including the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities President and CEO Susan Dreyfus, signed onto a letter to Senate majority and minority leaders calling for nonprofit relief.
Read the full letter for more details.
For more opportunities to take action and voice sector concerns, visit the Alliance's Policy Action Center.
Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer:
Employers of all kinds across the country are struggling to survive as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our society and the economy. No industry is immune, not even nonprofits. Before the pandemic, nonprofits collectively employed 12.3 million Americans — more than construction, more than manufacturing. But, like other industries, we remain at risk of closures and massive layoffs if a deal for additional relief does not come together imminently. Congress and the Administration must return to the negotiating table today and stay in Washington until a relief package is enacted that addresses the needs of the nonprofit sector. Our organizations, our employees, and, most importantly, the people we serve in our communities can’t wait until after the election.
Read the full letter here.