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Over the past few days, I've been working with Masks for America to provide facemasks to members of our community.

Masks for America.

It's been a great way to connect with small business owners, community stakeholders, neighbors – and stop by some of my favorite restaurants. But the Trump administration has made wearing a face mask – an easy, inexpensive, and life-saving practice – deeply political. We've already seen what this lack of national leadership means, and we can't continue down this path. Sign the petition calling for a national mask mandate.

Masks for America.

We know masks save lives. The research shows that wearing a mask reduces the spread of respiratory viruses emitted as droplets and aerosols. Something particularly important for vulnerable populations like the elderly, folks with compromised immune systems, and people without affordable health care access.

Health care providers, first responders, retail workers, and restaurant staff are all being exposed to the virus by people who aren't wearing masks. And people of color are disproportionately in essential frontline jobs that cannot be done remotely, furthering the risk of exposure to the virus.

It's estimated that lockdowns reduce GDP by 5%, roughly $1 trillion. That decrease is passed onto families through higher prices for goods and services, and fewer jobs. We need to reduce the spread of the virus so our economy can recover.

Masks for America.

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Posted on August 24, 2020.

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Jim McGovern represents the 2nd District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has earned a national reputation as a tireless advocate for his district and as a champion for food security, human rights, campaign finance reform, social justice and peace.

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