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From grocery store workers to nurses, from home care workers to janitors, from teachers to delivery workers to domestic workers — there is an invisible, undervalued army of people who make our lives possible. Their work is essential, and it always has been.
Essential workers say curfews put them at risk of police violence, even though they were exempt.
As the country reopens, we can’t quickly forget these failures of government, which have disproportionately harmed Black, Latinx, and Native people.
Advocates say states aren’t doing enough to close the gaps in the federal stimulus bill.
An overwhelming majority of Americans support the federal government paying all healthcare costs for the duration of the coronavirus emergency.
They make roughly half the average national income, and they’re at risk of COVID-19 exposure as they continue to work to ensure shelves are restocked and communities fed.