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NAMM Leadership Sends Letter To Congressional Leadership To Urge Relief Funds Now

Executive committee requests action to provide provisions for the hardest-hit businesses to access additional PPP funds, long term, low-interest loans, and supplemental unemployment insurance to assist the hundreds of thousands of creative industry workers impacted by the pandemic.
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Late yesterday (Thursday, September 24), the NAMM executive committee leadership co-signed an urgent letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders, including Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and Chuck Schumer, urging them to act now to provide provisions for the hardest-hit businesses to access additional PPP funds, long term, low-interest loans, and supplemental unemployment insurance to assist the hundreds of thousands of creative industry service workers impacted by the pandemic.

NAMM asks live event business owners and employees to take action as well and tell Congress that relief is needed now. To contact Congress:

Use this email template to compose an email and send it to your Members of Congress (House of Representatives and Senate).

Find your Congressperson in the House of Representatives at http://www.house.gov/
• Enter zip upper right hand corner
• Click link to your House of Representative webpage; paste and customize the template and email your message

Find your Senators at http://www.senate.gov/
• Enter zip upper right hand corner
• Click link to your Senators’ webpages (2 Senators per state); paste and customize the template and email your message

The letter from the NAMM executive committee begins:

We write with great urgency concerning music and live event businesses and organizations that were the first to experience devasting interruptions and cancellations caused by the global pandemic. These businesses and organizations present and support a wide range of music and live events ranging from Broadway shows, regional theater, state and county fairs, large touring events, and business conferences to small local jazz clubs across the US. These businesses contribute $877 billion to local and regional economies and represent over 10 million jobs.

We appreciate the leadership Congress has shown by providing vital, short-term assistance earlier this year, however businesses in the music and live event industry that are facing prolonged closure desperately need
additional help.

Read the full letter here.

NAMM

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