Right now, the leaders of Congress – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer – are negotiating a stimulus package to buffer the economy from the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Just a few moments ago, we learned that those negotiations may leave our industry – and with it our jobs and our Company – unprotected.
To keep our workforce intact and to ensure that our airline can be restored to full service at the end of this global crisis, it is vital that the stimulus package include unsecured loans to the regional airline industry and that those loans include a forgiveness clause for payroll. As of right now, those provisions are NOT IN THE STIMULUS.
If you are able, please contact the offices of your elected officials:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
Let them know you support the regional airline industry and its employees in this difficult time. Here’s a starting point:
The regional airline industry is the lifeblood of many American communities. More than 60% percent of all airports in America are served only by regional carriers. Absent this essential service, the economic impacts on those communities will be greater and the effects last far longer.
For this reason – and to help protect the economic stability of 70,000 regional airline employees and their families – I am urging you to please include unsecured loans to the regional carriers in the stimulus package and a forgiveness clause for payroll costs.
You can also post these messages to the elected officials’ Facebook pages. And, if you’re willing, ask your friends and families to join you in this important issue.
America’s 70,000 regional airline employees need help NOW: please join me in asking @speakerpelosi @gopleader @senatemajldr @senschumer @stevemnuchin1 to include unsecured, forgivable loans for payroll costs. Help us stay on the payroll and off unemployment!
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