It can’t be said enough — we are living in unprecedented times where the entire world has been impacted by a virus for which there is currently no cure and no vaccine. The catastrophic health and economic impacts of the virus necessitate significant investment to support the American people and the economy. Furthermore, the crisis has cast a bright light on the structural inequalities and racism embedded in our society, which has resulted in Black people being disproportionately affected by the virus. The CDC reports that, while Black people are only 12% of the U.S. population, we constitute 20% of all U.S. coronavirus deaths. Additionally, 45% of Black workers have lost their jobs or had their hours cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, compared to 31% of White workers.