LCV Statement on Trump Giving Up on Coronavirus Relief

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Trump giving up on economic relief for our struggling country, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Legislative Director Matthew Davis:

“Trump giving up on relief for our communities proves without a shadow of a doubt that the president cares about no one but himself. An empathetic leader would have listened to the experts and alleviated the spread of the disease, put our economy on a path to recovery, and used this opportunity to make transformative investments in safe, healthy communities powered by clean energy. Instead, our country is suffering and environmental injustice, systemic racism, and structural inequality continue to drive higher coronavirus infection, death rates, and economic insecurity in communities of color.

“Our leaders are supposed to protect us — the president and Senate should pass legislation to address the devastating effects of this pandemic, not rush through a Supreme Court nominee who would take health care access away.”

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