Late Wednesday night, Congress introduced the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which includes several critical provisions to help curb the spread and economic impact of COVID-19. Key elements of the emergency bill include:

  • 14 days of immediately available paid sick leave for public health emergency-related illness, caregiving or quarantine, and funds to support small businesses to provide the leave
  • emergency paid leave for COVID-19 related illness, caregiving or quarantine
  • a temporary (2-year) update to the FMLA to include public health emergency-related illness, caregiving or quarantine among qualifying leave purposes
  • Increased support for aging and disability programs, including home meal delivery
  • Increased funding for state unemployment insurance programs
  • Increased support for state Medicaid programs, including various provisions reducing or eliminating the cost of COVID-19 testing and diagnosis

Congress is expected to hold a vote on the bill Friday morning. Take Action: call your Congressperson and tell them to support the Families First Coronavirus Response Act now!

Sample script for your call:

Hi. My name is [say your name], and I live in [say your town], North Carolina, and I’m calling to urge Congressmember [say your member’s name] to support the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

I’m very concerned about the damage the Coronavirus may do to the public health and our economy. I was glad to hear about this bill, and I want you to support measures to protect the public health and our state economy, starting with passing the Families First Act when it comes to the floor for a vote.

Thank you.

Contact info for the NC Congressional Delegation:

Congressman G. K. Butterfield (1st district): (919) 908-0164
Congressman George Holding (2nd district): (919) 782-4400
Congressman Greg Murphy (3rd district): (252) 931-1003
Congressman David Price (D) (4th district): (919) 859-5999
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (5th district): (828) 265-0240
Congressman Mark Walker (6th district): (336) 333-5005
Congressman David Rouzer (7th district): (919) 938-3040
Congressman Richard Hudson (8th district): (910) 246-5374
Congressman Dan Bishop (9th district): (704) 218-5300
Congressman Patrick McHenry (10th district): (704) 833-0096
Congressman Mark Meadows (11th district): (828) 693-5660
Congresswoman Alma Adams (12th district): (704) 344-9950
Congressman Ted Budd (13th district): (336) 998-1313

(Not sure who represents you? Click here.)