UPDATED September 30, 2020
The RESTAURANTS Act of 2020, which would have established a $120 billion revitalization fund for independent restaurants, is now a part of the HEROES Act 2.0, which means if that act passes, then independent restaurants across America will get much needed financial aid. BUT, the Heroes Act hasn’t been voted on yet, so independent restaurants need your calls, emails, and tweets to Congress TODAY, and every day, until it passes!
Please call the US Capitol Switchboard to be connected to your representatives in The House and The Senate at (202) 224-3121. You can look up your House Representative here. And, you can look up your Senators here (at the very top of the page in a very small drop-down menu next to the tiny US flag). Tell your reps on The Hill that you support the HEROES Act 2.0 because it includes desperately needed funds for independent restaurants (and many others too)! Tell them you’ll be watching what they do – or don’t do – to help the hospitality industry, and you won’t forget their actions when you vote this November!
You can also let the White House know that if (when!) the HEROES Act passes, you want the President to sign the legislation without hesitation! Here’s the White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111.
A recent study found that 85 percent of independent restaurants are likely to close by the end of the year if direct aid is not provided to the industry, so please show your support today, and every day, until the HEROES Act passes.