I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. These are challenging times as the nation struggles with the twin increases in deaths and rates of infection from the coronavirus. We head into mid-December with critical federal support programs providing supplemental unemployment insurance support and protections from eviction set to expire. I’m deeply concerned about the small businesses, including restaurants and entertainment venues, that are struggling. Too many dispute the fair election results and the cold winter weather provides us with fewer opportunities to safely engage with friends and family.
There are glimmers of hope on the horizon. Certainly, the prospect of multiple vaccines being made available to the community gives us a reason to be optimistic that safer days are ahead. The first batch of 155,000 is due in Maryland early next week. A new Biden Administration gives me hope that we will have professionals at the helm of the federal government, guided by science and expertise, making domestic and foreign policy decisions that will be in the best interests of this country. I am cautiously optimistic that the House and Senate will work out a bridge aid package that will help tide individuals and states over until the new Administration can enact a more comprehensive plan to provide assistance.
Hanukkah has begun, which provides us with more reasons to be hopeful. After all, it is a story of resilience, of rededication, and a reminder that each of us has the power within to make change.
Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!
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