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CALL TO ACTION: HEROES ACT. LOCAL 764 MEMBERS CAN AFFECT CHANGE!

Posted on June 29, 2020

CALL TO ACTION: HEROES ACT

LOCAL 764 Members can affect change!
PLEASE READ BELOW AND ACT!

REACHING OUT TO OTHERS IS CRITICAL TO THIS EFFORT!

Dear Local 764 Members,

As of Friday June 26, 2020, congressional gridlock is preventing the passage of vital assistance for people affected by the shutdown of the entertainment industry due to the CoVid- 19 pandemic.

We are asking that if you have not done so already, please click here to send a letter to Congress in support of the HEROES Act. This legislation faces a difficult path through the Senate.

To pass the HEROES Act we must gather support from Senators outside New York.  If you have family, friends or know anyone living outside New York and the tri-state area, please ask them to think of you and sign this letter or call their representative directly in support of the HEROES Act. In the online petition, you can send the pre-written message, write your own or add your specific craft to the list given.

Getting other Senators involved is critical, especially those in one of these states: North Carolina, Iowa, Tennessee, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, Colorado, Maine,  West Virginia, Utah, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Louisiana, Kansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Alaska Without support from some of the Senators in these states the bill may not pass. Our political consultants at the Central Labor Council have told us that even some hardline Republicans may be swayed if their own constituents write.
 
Many people, especially those in the entertainment industry, may be left behind as the country re-opens. Please take the time to reach out to family, friends and colleagues to let them know how important the past support has been to you. Below are a few talking points for your reference:

  • Many members of Local 764, perhaps including you and your colleagues, are depending on the increased unemployment benefits and other economic relief included in the HEROES Act to sustain them while the industry remains shut down.
  • This is an opportunity for friends and family to help you get through this pandemic even while we must all stay socially distant.
  • The HEROES Act will help fund health insurance for those in the industry who are out of work during the pandemic. 
  • The additional money given to cities, states and the National Endowment for the Arts will help ensure that your job is secure.
  • The HEROES Act will help not just entertainment workers like you, but many workers, in all sorts of jobs who have been furloughed or laid off.

This is a moment when the public, who have been watching more of our entertainment work than ever, can step up and support those working backstage and behind the scenes in a real way.  Please commit now to getting at least one other person to sign this letter or call their Senator. Can you commit to five (5)? More?

These simple actions will help ensure that the Senate understands there is nationwide support for the HEROES Act and the true effect that this legislation will have on working people.

This is a moment when the public, who have been watching more of our entertainment work than ever, can step up and support those working backstage and behind the scenes in a real way.  Please commit now to getting at least one other person to sign this letter or call their Senator. Can you commit to five (5)? More?

These simple actions will help ensure that the Senate understands there is nationwide support for the HEROES Act and the true effect that this legislation will have on working people.

In Solidarity,

Patricia A. White
President
Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764, IATSE

SIGN HERE

GET OTHERS TO HELP PASS THE HEROES ACT

Please take the time to reach out to family, friends and colleagues to let them know how important the past support has been to you!

REACHING OUT TO OTHERS IS CRITICAL TO THIS EFFORT!

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