Here's an idea of what you can say:
I’m writing to urge you to maintain the emergency order under which the city has been operating and the hazard pay for frontline workers that comes with it. Pandemic conditions in our city are as bad as they have ever been. The people of our city who continue to work in person, putting themselves and their families at risk every day, deserve to be better compensated for their sacrifices.
Working Portlanders need better protections from COVID. I think we need hazard pay for frontline workers; free and accessible testing and masks; comprehensive paid sick and quarantine time; and a requirement to inform workers of potential exposures at work.
Please don’t give in to pressure from big employers who’ve fought this change to city law tooth and nail since it was passed. Portlanders voted for a minimum wage with hazard pay specifically to give frontline workers a boost during the pandemic. I urge you to step up now and protect the working families of Portland who voted you into office.