Call Your Representative: Stand with Essential Workers

Essential workers are on the frontlines of this pandemic, and many are working in high-risk conditions without appropriate equipment, safety standards, or job protections. These workers put their lives on the line every day, and we must do all we can to protect their health and financial security. 

Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 now to talk to your Representative and demand that the House pass an Essential Workers Bill of Rights. 

What do I say?

Hi, Representative [YOUR REP.’S NAME]. My name is [YOUR NAME] and I live in your district.

I’m calling today to ask you to support Senator Warren and Representative Khanna’s Essential Workers Bill of Rights in the next stimulus bill.

Frontline workers — our postal workers, nurses, EMTs and health care workers, delivery drivers, restaurant employees, grocery, transit and domestic workers and others — are the backbone of our nation’s response to this crisis. We need to provide our frontline workers the safety equipment, pay, & job protections they deserve. 

We need an Essential Workers Bill of Rights — and any coronavirus relief package must put workers front and center. 

I am calling on you to support protections for essential workers, including these policies: 

  • Truly universal paid sick leave and family and medical leave.

  • Health and safety protections, including personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by employers at no cost to workers.

  • Protections for collective bargaining agreements & whistleblowers with safety concerns.

  • Health care security to ensure all essential workers get the care they need during this crisis, regardless of their immigration status.

  • Robust funding to help struggling child care providers during this pandemic and reliable, safe, healthy, and high-quality child care for essential workers.