There are two call to actions today. They are very urgent and we need you to forward this to everyone you can. Time is short.
First, we need as many people as possible to sign onto the letter from Howard Schultz from Starbucks.
The deadline is Wednesday, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. EDT.
Please note: There is a place across the top in blue as well as the box on the right side to sign the letter.
Second, we need you to e-mail your Congresspeople and Senators and ask them to please support and co-sponsor RESTART. Here is a summary of the RESTART Act.
Check here to find the e-mail address of your Congresspeople and Senators if you do not have them.
The Live Event Industry has been at zero income since March 13 and will be until well into 2021.
The complete lack of income has been and will continue to be destroying the people, the firms and the industry.
This was caused by the COVID-19 situation and the ongoing forced shutdown of all venues and large gatherings.
The original round of PPP was vital and appreciated but that was depleted long ago.
It is imperative that Congress provide vital funding to assure that the entirety of the Live Event Industry survive.
I kindly request that you both support and cosponsor the RESTART Act.
This Act, or something like it, must pass immediately as most individuals and firms are long since out of money.
This cannot wait another 2 weeks.
I would urge you to consider passing RESTART as a clean bill to save American Small Businesses.
I wish to thank you in advance for your consideration and support for the Live Event Industry, and indeed all such affected small businesses.
Thank you for everything you have done for our country, it is greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for your efforts,
Michael T. Strickland
Chair and Founder