DARES is an informal network of influencers and advocates working together to advance effective COVID relief and recovery legislation by providing information about the effects of the crisis and analysis of effective solutions, and by encouraging and facilitating direct lawmaker advocacy.
Our 2021 efforts will focus on advancing President Biden’s priorities for COVID-19 Relief and Recovery legislation.
While we encourage participants to reach out to lawmakers at all levels of government, in 2021, the DARES work will primarily focus on 30 Senators – 15 from each party – whom we believe can be encouraged to act quickly and decisively and at the scale this crisis requires. These lawmakers – members of the Reluctant Center – must be persuaded that bold action is the only appropriate response to a crisis of this magnitude.
Congress must act at the scale this moment of crisis requires, beginning with the passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion Relief Package.
DARES will encourage lawmakers of both parties to do the right thing for the country and embrace and advance President Biden’s vision for bridging our nation through this crisis and laying the groundwork for a stronger, more prosperous nation on the other side.
With new leadership in Washington, our nation has a real fighting chance to address the enormous crisis we currently face and to pave the way for a strong recovery and a just and prosperous future. If we fail to act decisively during this moment, the suffering and anger will continue to grow until the divisions we currently suffer become irreconcilable.
In President Biden’s words, “We’re in the middle of the once in several generations economic crisis with a once in several generations public health crisis. The crisis of deep human suffering is in plain sight and there’s no time to waste. We have to act and we have to act now.”
DARES seeks to make the Biden/Harris Administration Relief and Recovery vision a reality.
To learn more or to join this informal network, please contact Chloe Shanklin at Chloe@patrioticmillionaires.org