ABOUT THE HEROES ACT
H.R. 6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, which is widely known as the HEROES Act, includes an emergency workplace infectious disease standard; gives aid for state and local governments, public schools, the U.S. Postal Service, and pension funding relief; keeps workers on payrolls to avoid mass layoffs; extends unemployment insurance; provides more direct payments to working people; extends health care coverage; and provides housing and food benefits, among other important issues.
LCLAA is committed to advocating for Latino and immigrant frontline workers, who have risked their lives in order to help in our nation’s recovery efforts.
LCLAA demands that all Latino and immigrant working families be included in crucial provisions within the HEROES Act, in order to guarantee their safety and their ability to recover from the economic crisis unleashed by the pandemic.
LCLAA will continue to advocate and push for legislation that includes Latino and immigrant working families in provisions such as cash payments, access to COVID-19 testing, treatment and vaccination, as well as an extension of work permits for TPS and DACA recipients.