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Take Action Again: An Urgent Request to Write Congress Now

It's time to act again.

Negotiations are stalled on the new COVID-19 relief bill and the clock has run out on current unemployment benefits. Congress has adjourned for a long weekend, and there is considerable infighting on the GOP side of the aisle. It is vitally important that you reach out to your senators and congresspersons. As Michael Strickland, of Bandit Lites, has repeatedly noted, numbers count and they lead to real results: The more our legislators hear from us, the more likely they are to craft bills that will meet the specific needs of the live events industry with relief that will last through the end of the year. We at LSA are urging each and every one of you to act now, and to encourage your friends and loved ones to do the same.

Go to the URL below and find a template, created by the staff of NAMM, for writing Congress. (Note: Contact your elected representatives only.) You can personalize it any way you want. The link also includes information about accessing your legislators. This is a time-sensitive request, so do it ASAP.

LSA hears from Strickland and NAMM -- who have been working together to influence this legislation -- that the previous round of letters sent by industry members had a strong impact. Now, however, as the parties struggle to reconcile their very different approaches, it is important that we are heard once again, loud and clear.

The next two weeks will prove crucial in obtaining relief for an industry that is a key part of the US economy. Please act now.

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(31 July 2020)

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