Sisters, Brothers, and Kin —

With the ongoing talks for a successor COVID-19 relief bill, we are still very much in the fight to ensure entertainment workers are included and that the current crisis is addressed as comprehensively as the current crisis requires.

IATSE is a proud partner of the #SaveLiveEventsNOW campaign, joining our collective voices with entertainment workers, talent, employers, venues, and others “to save the people who power American live events and culture.” Click here to visit their website for a list of partner organizations.

We contributed significantly to the legislative asks of the #SaveLiveEventsNow campaign in order to secure our partnership. Many of our IATSE legislative priorities for subsequent COVID-19 relief are focal points of the campaign – such as extending unemployment insurance, passing a 100% COBRA subsidy, and passing the Performing Artist Tax Parity Act to ensure tax fairness for workers.

It is, however, worth noting that our IATSE specific campaign Top Priorities for Entertainment Workers in Subsequent COVID-19 Legislation” (iatse.co/rep) remains our primary call to action for legislative relief. That is the ONLY campaign that encompasses ALL of our worker priorities for a subsequent COVID-19 relief bill. Nevertheless we are always looking for opportunities to partner with allied organizations to advance shared legislative goals, like the #SaveLiveEventsNow campaign.

Click here to tell your legislators to #SaveLiveEventsNow through the campaign’s tool.

In solidarity,