ICYMI: PUBLIC INVESTMENTS IN AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN SUPPORTED BY BUSINESS LEADERS, ECONOMISTS, CURRENT & FORMER OFFICIALS

An Array of Coalitions Including State and Local Officials, Leaders from Big Business and Small Business, and Economic Experts Support the Public Investments in the American Rescue Plan 

Public investment through the American Rescue Plan has earned overwhelming support from hundreds of business leaders, economists, former presidential advisors, state and local officials, educators, and policy experts across the political spectrum. An array of coalitions have expressed their support of robust, far-reaching Covid relief to boost economic recovery, distribute the vaccine, keep essential workers on the job, and throw Main Street a desperately needed lifeline.

  • More than 120 economists signed a letter organized by Invest in America Action in support of the American Rescue Plan, including former Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Alan Blinder. Read the press release here.

  • 17 state treasurers signed a letter organized by Invest in America Action calling for the passage of the American Rescue Plan, which would deliver $350 billion to state and local governments. Officials across the political spectrum and at every level of government are in support of robust public investment, and consensus only continues to grow. Read the press release here.

  • More than 200 former members of the Obama administration, including former Cabinet secretaries Tom Perez, Julián Castro, and Kathleen Sebelius, signed onto a letter organized by Invest In America Action strongly urging Congress to go big and deliver a robust economic stimulus package for the American people. Read the press release here.

  • Nearly 330 small business owners and leaders, including representatives from nearly 30 Chambers of Commerce, signed a letter organized by Invest in America and Small Business for America’s Future supporting President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and calling for robust economic relief and public investment that will help small businesses keep their doors open and their employees on the job. Read the press release here.

  • More than 150 senior executives from banks, firms, and companies including Goldman Sachs, Blackstone, Google, Lyft, Comcast, and AT&T, signed a letter in support of more Covid stimulus relief through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

  • The American Public Health Association sent a letter urging the Senate to pass the American Rescue Plan to “provide a more robust federal response to the pandemic,” strengthen the public health workforce, and bolster vaccination efforts.

  • Over 400 organizations including labor unions, local governments, and national policy centers signed a letter supporting the state and local aid in the American Rescue Plan.

  • The International Franchise Association and National Restaurant Association have endorsed the American Rescue Plan’s support for small businesses and the hospitality industry.

  • The National Association of Counties endorsed the state and local aid in the American Rescue Plan on behalf of its membership of 40,000 county elected officials.

  • Over 400 bipartisan mayors across the country signed a letter urging Congress to pass fiscal relief to support local governments to keep essential workers on the job, end service reductions, and drive economic recovery.

  • 19 national education groups signed a letter to Congress in support of the American Rescue Plan, which allocates $128 billion towards safe and effective school reopenings.

  • Leading policy think tank leaders signed a letter to Congressional leadership calling for swift action to pass the American Rescue Plan, stressing that the biggest risk our nation faces is doing too little, not too much.

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