Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Ada Briceño spoke out about COVID-19 response recovery in a guest column for Voice of OC.
The column called for support for emergency response as well as financial protections for working Americans who face job loss or shortage in the COVID-19 response.
“We’re already seeing signs of financial stress among workers. Unemployment applications are skyrocketing across the United States, and our union is organizing food drives, emergency health coverage, and training to help people file for unemployment.
Many of our nation’s leaders are talking about ways to stem the economic fallout. We must learn from the lessons of the 2008 Great Recession, when we bailed out corporations but not people. We can’t do that again. This time, America’s families must be front and center.”