The COVID Relief NOW Coalition calls for “No Recess Without Relief” imploring Congress to find bipartisan solution to move COVID stimulus package
IAVM has joined COVID RELIEF NOW, a new coalition of nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S. Today, COVID RELIEF NOW called for “No Recess without Relief” imploring Congress to not leave town for the 2020 elections without passing additional COVID economic relief – stating millions of jobs and survival of small businesses as well as vital government services are on the line.
Brad Mayne, President and CEO of IAVM states, “Our public venues in every community have been decimated by the inability to open our arenas, stadiums, performing arts theaters, and convention centers which derive their revenues from hosting events. This not only affects the organization and it’s employees, but also the small businesses that support the events including production, F&B, restaurants, hotels, and the like.”
The coalition stated that if Congress fails to act, millions of employees will be furloughed or terminated; millions of unemployed Americans will lose their unemployment insurance pandemic benefits; hundreds of thousands of companies will be at risk of closing their doors forever; and the vast majority of state and local governments will have to curtail critical services in order to balance budgets due to a decline in tax revenue.
Click here to view the letter signed by coalition members that was sent to Congress today.