With HEROES Act Protecting Health of Every Family, Regardless of Status, Immigrant Advocates Call on Schumer to Finish What House Dems Started

Washington, DC—Today, House leadership, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, announced a sweeping new COVID-19 stimulus bill, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or the HEROES Act, which includes $915 billion for state, local, territorial and tribal governments, $10 billion for food stamps, $150 million for food banks.

Advocates Unveil a Comprehensive Plan to Address Educational Equity for Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners and Multilingual Families During the Pandemic

New York State - New York State school districts have been closed since March 18, 2020, and according to Governor Cuomo’s recent announcement will stay closed for the rest of the school year. New York Advocates for Fair and Inclusive Resources for Multilingual Learners (NY-AFFIRMs) has launched a “NYS Pandemic Relief & Educational Equity for MLLs/ELLs Platform” to outline critical steps to address the impact of prolonged school closures equitably.