Save Our Jobs & Join #ReliefNow Actions
September 5, 2020
MEC Government Affairs Committee
Nothing and we do mean nothing, is more important to our livelihoods and the success of our airline than the extension of the CARES Act. As Flight Attendants, we must continue to apply pressure on our representatives in Congress to put in place #ReliefNow.
Last week, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows talked about extending aid to airlines but acknowledged that Congress must act. We must all understand this: executive orders will not save our jobs. Congress is set to return to Washington, D.C. on September 8th. We have to keep up the pressure this week with one message: #ReliefNow for aviation workers and all Americans. Get it done.
Make three calls every day this week. One to your Representative and two to your Senators.
"Hello, I am a constituent calling to ask my Senator/Representative to save my job as an essential worker and airline employee. An overwhelming majority of Congress supports an extension to the Payroll Support Program for aviation workers to avoid massive job loss in October and also to ensure there’s no cancellation of service to small communities. We need a COVID-19 relief package with our payroll support passed TODAY. Our jobs are on the line right now and millions are hurting without this relief! Keep us connected to our jobs, paychecks, & healthcare. We are counting on you. Thank you.”
You can also find local office information by looking up your Rep and Senators at house.gov and senate.gov.
In addition to calling, you can plan an event or join one of these #ReliefNow events to pressure Congress to act to #ExtendPSP:
#ReliefNow page, plan or find an event near you > Wednesday, Sept. 9 Action:
Aviation Workers March for #ReliefNow
RSVP NOW* >
9:00 AM Eastern on September 9.
Near the U.S. Capitol
*RSVP is required for this action due to Capitol rules.
Sign this letter to your Representative and Senators >