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Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, introduced a bill that would have devastating consequences on nursing home residents. The legislation, called the Safe to Work Act (S 4317), would remove a nursing home’s liability for all negligent care that harms or results in the death of residents from 2019 until 2024 - including harm totally unrelated to COVID-19. Over 62,000 residents of long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Countless other residents have fallen victim to short-staffing and inadequate care during the same time. At a time when residents of nursing homes need more protections than ever, this bill would rob them of their right to pursue justice through the courts. Without accountability there is nothing to deter facility practices and actions that harm residents. Congress will be deciding what to do with immunity soon. Please use our advocacy tool below to tell Congress to say NO to granting immunity to nursing homes and other long term care facilities!
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a constituent, I am writing to express my opposition to the Safe to Work Act (S. 4317), which allows nursing homes to escape accountability for their negligent care that harms or results in the death of nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. I urge you to oppose this bill which will cause further harm to nursing home residents.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]