|Flight Attendants to Congress: 15 Day Deadline.|
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September 15, 2020 — Congress has 15 days to save our jobs! Inaction is not an option and there is growing support for a full relief bill. Everyone “supports us.” True support for the American worker comes in the form of a relief bill. We need every Flight Attendant, regardless of status, to commit to Take Action every day until October 1st.
Pass COVID Relief NOW! “Congress has 15 days to act. Without a COVID relief bill that includes an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP), tens of thousands of aviation workers will lose their jobs on October 1, and that’s only the beginning.
“Majority Leader McConnell: The PSP enjoys overwhelming bipartisan, bicameral support. Inaction is not an option. You’ve got a simple way to prevent significant pain, but you’ve got to act now before our jobs are lost and small communities are cut off, causing more harm and more job loss. “If Congress leaves without passing relief, millions of workers across key states will know who is responsible. We are grateful for those who have stepped up, but let me be clear: Without relief, you will not receive credit. We do not award participation trophies.”
Read our full statement to Congress>
NEW AND DUE TO YOUR ACTION: Today Speaker Pelosi said, “We have to stay here until we have a bill.” We’re making progress, keep up the pressure and take action every day! Watch and share this video >
Call Congress Make three calls every day. One to your Representative and two to your Senators.
“Hello, I am a constituent calling to tell my (Senator/Representative) that aviation workers need a relief package before October 1 to stop mass job loss and cuts to small airports that also hurt veterans and other Americans who count on air service to get their medicines in the mail. Both parties and the White House are on record with overwhelming support for an extension to the Payroll Support Program for essential workers and to keep service in place to small communities. But words of support won’t keep us flying or help us pay our bills. We need a COVID-19 relief package with our payroll support passed TODAY. In  days we’re out of work and millions are hurting without this relief! Keep us connected to our jobs, paychecks, & healthcare. We are counting on you. Thank you.”
Flight Attendants have rallied across the country in Washington, D.C., Newark, Chicago, Toledo, Philadelphia, Allentown, Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Salt Lake, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Denver, Orlando, Cleveland to demand that Congress extend our Payroll Support Program and pass #ReliefNow. Other events are being planned now.
#ReliefNow Rally Orlando – Monday, September 21
Senator Marco Rubio’s Office
201 S Orange Ave #350
Orlando, FL 32801
RSVP here >
Relief NOW! ATL Rally – Tuesday, September 22
Senator David Perdue’s Office
3280 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
RSVP here >
Plan your own #ReliefNow event > Tweet Your Representative and Senators (add pictures of you in uniform to each!):
*Flight Attendants and aviation workers are facing massive layoffs on Oct. 1 if Congress does not act. [tag your Senators/Representative], pass #ReliefNow to save my job & healthcare! #ExtendPSP
*I’m one of thousands of furloughed Flight Attendants who needs [tag your Senators/Representative] to act to extend the Payroll Support Program before Oct. 1. We need #ReliefNow! #ExtendPSP
*Tell your personal story using the hashtags #ReliefNow and #ExtendPSP
If you do not know your Senators or Representatives’ Twitter handles you can find them here! Don’t have Twitter, set up an account today to take action. Here’s how >
Sign this letter to your Representative and Senators >