Federations urge community to ask members of congress to pass stimulus bill
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Federations urge community to ask members of congress to pass stimulus bill

Pittsburgh Community Relations Council wants Jewish community to contact Senators Casey and Toomey

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (Photo by Adam Reinherz)
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh (Photo by Adam Reinherz)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is joining with the Jewish Federations of North America to urge Congress to approve a $60 billion stimulus package that would support nonprofits, health care workers and hospitals, and fight the growing food insecurity crisis caused by COVID-19.

“Please call or email your Senators or post to social media about this important emergency legislation,” said Bob Silverman, chair of the Pittsburgh Federation’s Community Relations Council, in an email.

In a statement sent to Federations throughout North America, Eric D. Fingerhut, president and CEO of the JFNA, and Stephan Kline, interim director of the Washington office and associate vice president for public policy, noted that: “The federal government is moving quickly to provide aid to ailing communities, and we need your help to be sure that public funds get to those that need it most and can be fully utilized by our Jewish institutions.”

They urged members of the Jewish community to contact their senators immediately, and to reach out to Senate Majority and Minority Leaders Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) “to ask for their leadership.

“We URGE YOU to make a phone call, send an email, and/or post on your social media channels TODAY,” the statement continued. “Sample scripts and email can be found HERE. Share on social media HERE. Find your Senators HERE.” PJC

-Toby Tabachnick

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