RED BUD, Ill. – State Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, voted to commend first responders and essential workers who put their lives on the line to keep the community safe and to maintain critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Without the contributions of the brave men and women serving as first responders, healthcare professionals in our hospitals, workers in our grocery stores, our gas stations and every other business essential to keeping our community running, we would be facing a much worse crisis than we are today,” Reitz said. “The people who faced the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic on a daily basis deserve recognition for all they have done. All Illinoisans owe them a great debt.”
Reitz supported House Resolution 848, which commends doctors, nurses, members of law enforcement, and other essential workers who faced risks while continuing at their jobs at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. This is in addition to recent measures he voted to pass to support these workers, such as House Bill 2455, legislation which provides expanded benefits to all essential workers who have contracted COVID-19.
“I am proud to be a part of such a strong and selfless community. As we faced this crisis, we didn’t buckle under the burden of new challenges or give in to the increasing stress that difficult times threw at us,” said Reitz. “Neighbors have continued to lend a hand to others who needed a help, and essential workers put their lives on the line to keep everyone safe, and they all deserve our utmost appreciation.”