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Republicans have released their plan for the ill-named HEALS Act, which is actually a conglomerate of several bills – none of which provide assistance to cities, or help Americans with essential water security. DMO has received word that many vulnerable members of Congress do not believe that cities are in dire need of assistance. They have recieved talking points from the White House that say everything is fine, but have not heard from their DMOs to tell the real story.

Unless you tell them otherwise, our Members of Congress will continue to believe that cities need no financial assistance from the federal government.

Every DMO needs to call their Senators and Representatives to demand sufficient funding to keep our cities working and our residents healthy. Our constituents support increased funding for our communities.

Cities are laying off essential staff and facing slashed budgets. Our residents are out of work, on the verge of eviction, and even lack access to running water when forced to make the difficult choice between rent and utilities. Without federal financial aid, our local governments and the people who depend on city services will needlessly suffer.

Please join me in calling each of your Senators and Representatives today to tell them the truth – that our cities need federal funding to carry us through this crisis. 

We especially need you to call

Sen. Doug Jones, D-AL
Sen. Cory Gardner, R-CO
Sen. Martha McSally, R-AZ
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC
Sen. Susan Collins, R-ME
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-GA
Sen. Gary Peters, D-MI
Sen. Steve Daines, R-MT
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-IA
Sen. Edward Markey, D-MA

Here is a digital toolkit from our partners at AFSCME and NEA if you need talking points or want to share information on social media.

Together, DMOs can combine our voices and bring much needed aid to our towns and cities.

Thank you,

Hon. Scott Benson
DMO President
City Councilman
Detroit, MI