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To: The United States Senate and President Trump

Entertainment industry workers need an extension to FPUC

Entertainment industry workers need an extension to FPUC

The $600/wk Pandemic Unemployment Compensation needs to be extended until at least the new year.

Why is this important?

The entire live event industry has been shut down plunging everyone working in it into unemployment with no end in sight. People like me who have invested 38 years of my life to be at the top of my game working on Broadway. The extra $2400 monthly has allowed me to have a grain of hope that I can hold on long enough living in one of the most expensive areas in the country. If I lose it, I will need to sell my place and move away from NYC. Hundreds of thousands more are in the same position all over the country. We are ready to work but work is not ready for us.


Reasons for signing

  • Because my fiancĂ© was fired while on medical leave, and we are currently awaiting approval for his unemployment benefits to kick in and this money will hopefully help us in this financial crisis.
  • Hundreds of thousands of entertainment workers are out of work due to pandemic shut downs. They need help to survive until their venues are allowed to open again. We must not throw them out into the cold. Please give an extension to FPUC so these folks don't end up being added to the homeless population.
  • They have been devestated!

Updates

2020-07-14 18:50:53 -0400

50,000 signatures reached

2020-07-13 12:30:14 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2020-07-13 00:08:28 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2020-07-12 20:04:12 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-07-12 13:45:26 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-12 11:16:48 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-07-12 00:09:42 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-07-11 22:50:03 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-07-11 22:14:33 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-07-11 14:20:05 -0400

10 signatures reached