The American Rescue Plan (ARPA) presents an incredible opportunity to begin reversing decades of disinvestment in communities across the country. Strategic investments in education and infrastructure are critical in order to meet our generation's greatest challenges—from a rapidly evolving economy, to inequality, to climate change. ARPA can lay the foundation for economic growth through public investment, beginning now.
But in order to get the benefits, we need to spend on public investments in people and communities that stimulate long-term economic growth, innovation, and inclusive prosperity.
Tell your state reps today to release the ARPA funds and allocate them to the critical education funding, roads and broadband infrastructure, and the public health and environmental investments, like lead pipe removal and filters, that will create jobs and fund Michigan's future.