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Efforts Continue to Urge Congress to Pass RESTART and Extend PUA and FPUC

FOH Staff • News • November 9, 2020

A still from the video to be shared on Nov. 10. A link to sharable resources appears at the end of this posting.

WASHINGTON, DC – WeMakeEvents, ExtendPUA.org and others have joined forces to once again urge Congress to pass the RESTART Act, which benefits all small businesses. And to help the displaced workers in the live event industry, they are also supporting ExtendPUA.org’s push for an extension and expansion of PUA and FPUC.

More details from WeMakeEvents (www.wemakeevents.org) and ExtendPUA.org (www.ExtendPUA.org):

A two-pronged campaign is set for Tuesday, November 10, 2020:

1) WeMakeEvents has created a video message campaign to be deployed nationally, with a goal of 1,000 placements on marquees, video billboards, websites, and social media from 9am – 9pm in all time zones across the country.

This campaign is easy. You can help by posting our video content on Tuesday November 10:

  1. Please post to any of your own personal Social Media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  2. If you or your company has an “email blast” list, please send to your list
  3. If you have an electronic marquee please run our video
  4. Please send to your friends and co-workers and ask that they do the same
  5. Send to your Congressional Representatives
  6. ANY OTHER ideas you have to get our video seen please get it out there!

2) ExtendPUA.org – Jam The Lines, Round Two

ExtendPUA.org continues to stand in solidarity with #WeMakeEvents. On Tuesday, November 10th they are hosting round two of #JamTheLines. Join millions of Americans in demanding comprehensive pandemic relief as we flood the phone lines and social media of our elected leadership starting at noon Tuesday. More details, scripts, local and DC phone numbers and social handles for all Senators and Representatives are available in ExtendPUA.org’s interactive database at www.ExtendPUA.org/JAM

The Live Events and Entertainment Industry came to a grinding halt in March of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses closing. Millions out of work or underemployed. All through no fault of their own. This could include you, a family member, someone you know or are close to. While some pieces of the economy are picking back up, those in Live Events cannot go fully back to work, and likely will be one of the last to return to full operations (well into 2021); let alone restore former prosperity (possibly not until 2022 or beyond).

A sobering article in Rolling Stone tells the story:

In September of this year, the industry was able to raise awareness to the Live Entertainment Industry situation through the wildly successful RedAlertRESTART Event. 3,000 buildings, companies, and homes lit red across the United States to literally shine a light on how many are affected.

A vaccine has been announced to help combat COVID-19, which means there is a light at the end of the tunnel for the industry, but until events are back in business, please help by posting the WeMakeEvents video and joining ExtendPUA.org’s Jam The Lines.

Make November 10, 2020 a day that makes a difference!

To link to sharable resources, go to;

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/177eYu98LWq52BqMnONRi1YyRIh95Kyui?usp=sharing

For maximum effect, the WeMakeEvents and ExtendPUA.org organizers request that these resources be shared on Nov. 10, 2020, at 9 a.m. in each time zone across the U.S.

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