United States SoundGirls -The new bill just appeared and it is 2,152 pages long.
It does not have RESTART. It is urgent that we flood our Senators and the Senators listed below with emails. In addition please send letters to your local media.
Below is a list of Senators staff below. These are the personal e-mail addresses, not a box. The impact is big.
Again, I know this is laborious, but we need thousands of e-mails to hit the Senators now.
Thank you for doing this.
There are a huge number of upset Representatives and Senators, as they know the new bill leaves most small business without funding.
It can be revised in the next few days. Do not give up.
We must act now.
For over 100 years, when the world needs help, who do they turn to? The Live Event Industry.
Whether it be for making the world aware of a need or to raise money, the Live Event Industry has always jumped to the forefront and delivered.
There have been many, many more great events, but these are the most well-known. The Live Event Industry has always been there in times of need.
Not unlike the Red Cross, the Live Event Industry shows up every time we are asked and provides artists, stages, lights, sound, video, lasers, pyro,
crew, venues, catering, staging, busses, trucks, and support to raise awareness, money, and love.
We always work for free to enable all of the money raised benefits those in need. We give greatly of ourselves and our companies each time, no questions asked.
We make it possible for those hurting and in need to survive.
We will do it the next time and every time we are asked. It is who we are.
But now, as we have been shut down since March 13, 2020 and will be until March 2021, we are the ones in dire need.
We have not worked at all in six months and will not work for another six months. Imagine that if you will. Look at your life with no income for a year.
How would you survive?
We are an $877 billion dollar industry with over 10 million people, and we are 100% shut down. We are not the stars,
but we are the 10 million people behind the scenes. Many of the companies we worked for are gone. More go under every day. Something must be done now.
The Live Event Industry has been pushing to pass the RESTART Act for months. Most national media have not carried our story and we are unsure why.
We pray they carry this story. The RESTART Act as part of the next relief bill is the only thing that will save all of the Live Events Industry.
No other Act will save us all. If the RESTART Act is not passed by October first, over 70% of our industry will face extinction.
That means when you want a concert, movie, play, trade show, conference, special event, wedding, birthday party and all of the other events
that make our lives great, most of us will simply not be there to deliver a service for you. Our companies will be bankrupt and our people in other industries.
The Live Event Industry is begging the Congress, the media, and the people to realize we are here and in need.
We love what we do, and we love all of you that make our lives possible. Please help us. Time is short, we only have this week.
Please pass RESTART. It is time the Live Event Industry has some Live Aid Too.