Economic Prosperity

Pushing for President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

For Our Future Ohio is working to raise awareness around President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, and is urging Sen. Rob Portman to support the desperately needed relief plan. The plan would deliver direct relief to families and help lead Ohio and the country out of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Under President Biden’s plan, Ohio would receive vital funding for unemployment relief, vaccinations and testing, schools, child care and rental assistance, and state and local aid.

Here are some ways For Our Future Ohio is adding pressure for the passage of the president’s American Rescue Plan.

Directly contacting Ohioans to put pressure on Sen. Portman:


In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, For Our Future Ohio is meeting Ohioans where they are — at their digital and virtual “doorsteps” — to rally support for the American Rescue Plan.

For Our Future Ohio called thousands of Ohioans to tell them about President Biden’s American Rescue Plan and to ask them to call Sen. Portman’s office in support of the plan.



Thousands of Ohioans have also been contacted by For Our Future Ohio via email, and our tools help people connect directly to Sen. Portman’s office from the convenience of their mobile device.

Organizing Ohio groups to urge Sen. Portman to support the relief plan:


We are stronger together than we are apart. For Our Future Ohio spearheaded a letter from Ohio labor, advocacy, and community organizations calling on Sen. Portman to support the American Rescue Plan. The letter urged Sen. Portman to act quickly to deliver meaningful relief to families, communities, local businesses, schools, and frontline workers. Sen. Portman is part of a group of 10 Republican Senators negotiating a COVID relief package with President Biden.

The letter was signed by the following organizations:


Click here to read the letter to Sen. Portman.

Engaging on social media to elevate the urgency:


For Our Future Ohio organized on social media, created graphics, and engaged in a national tweetstorm to highlight how the American Rescue Plan will directly benefit Ohio.


Elevating the voices of Ohioans calling for COVID relief:


At For Our Future Ohio, we believe that one of the most powerful ways to organize communities and effect change is through the power of storytelling. That’s why For Our Future Ohio launched a story collection campaign asking Ohioans to share how the American Rescue Plan would help them, their families, and their communities.

Want to share your story? Click here to tell us how President Biden’s American Rescue Plan will help you. 

For Our Future Ohio also helped Ohioans share why they support the president’s proposal through a letter to the editor campaign.

Want to get involved? Want to share your story? Contact us here.