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NACHC Statement on Assault of U.S. Capitol:

“Yesterdayโ€™s assault on the U.S. Capitol made this first week of 2021 a painful and tumultuous one. For the membership of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), this mob violence follows a grueling year when health center staff saw the coronavirus pandemic afflict many of their patients and even their own families.

“Theyโ€™re tired. Weโ€™re tired. And when meeting the needs of Americans during the pandemic should be our top priority, we find many of our nationโ€™s leaders distracted time and again by issues that move us further away from the unity that is desperately needed at this time.

“The actions by Congress last night bring to a definitive close the question of who won the election. We now call on our elected representatives from both sides of the aisle to turn immediately to the peopleโ€™s business.ย  First and foremost on that list is marshalling all resources to stop this deadly COVID-19 virus. We owe it to the families of the thousands of people lost to the virus. We owe it to all the health care providers and staff on the front lines.

“On behalf of our health centers and the communities they serve, many of whom are disproportionately affected by the pandemic, NACHC stands with them in the fight going forward to bring better health and healing to all.”