8.31.20 – Week of Action: Save Our Jobs – Extend the Payroll Support Program NOW

Monday, August 31, 2020


Save Our Jobs – Extend the Payroll Support Program NOW!

The fight continues, and we will not let up until the Payroll Support Program is extended. We have strong support for this extension in Congress, but we must keep the pressure on our elected leaders to continue negotiating a stimulus bill. 8,099 of our jobs are on the line and many thousands more across the industry. The clock is ticking, but the fight is far from over. We can, and we will get this done, but we need your help. Our strength is in our numbers—let’s activate!

Take two actions every day this week—a 1-2 punch! Be persistent, get through, be that Flight Attendant.

Most actions will take just a few minutes from home or a layover, but if you are in Dallas or Philadelphia on Wednesday, show up in person!

Flood the White House

Call – dial the White House between 9am-4pm ET

  • Comment line – (202) 456-1111
  • Switchboard to connect to comment line – (202) 456-1414

 

Write – after you call, fill out this electronic contact form

Here is an example. Or share your story.

My name is ______, and I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant who has been flying for __ years. Without a stimulus bill, aviation workers like me will lose our jobs on October 1st.

We need Congress and the White House to return to the negotiating table NOW—before 75,000 US aviation workers become unemployed virtually overnight. A clean extension of the aviation Payroll Support Program will save our jobs and support our economy. But for this to happen, Congress and the White House must reach a deal on the next relief package. The entire aviation industry is standing together, but time is running out!

Thank you for supporting aviation workers like me.

AND

Call & Write to your Senators & Representatives

Social Media Blast

Make a sign, post a picture, tag our elected leaders, use hashtags #FacingFurlough and #ReliefNow

Follow @APFAunity on social media and tag us, too!

Twitter
My family and I are #FacingFurlough from @AmericanAir on October 1 unless the #PayrollSupportProgram is extended. #ReliefNow @SenateMajLdr @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi @realDonaldTrump @stevenmnuchin1 @MarkMeadows

Instagram
My family and I are #FacingFurlough from American Airlines on October 1 unless the #PayrollSupportProgram is extended. #ReliefNow @SenateMajLdr @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi @realDonaldTrump @stevenmnuchin1 @MarkMeadows

Facebook
My family and I are #FacingFurlough from American Airlines on October 1 unless the #PayrollSupportProgram is extended. #ReliefNow @MitchMcConnell @SenSchumer @NancyPelosi @DonaldTrump @steve.mnuchin @Repmarkmeadows

AND

Call & Write to your Senators & Representatives

Show Up for #ReliefNow Events

DFW and PHL – Let’s put some pressure on our Senators and urge them to extend the PSP immediately! We need their help.

Make a sign. Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Uniform encouraged.

#ReliefNow Event in Dallas – Outside Senator Cornyn’s Office
Date: Wednesday, September 2nd
Time: 11am-12pm CT
Location: 5001 Spring Valley Road Suite 1125 E, Dallas, TX 75244
Contact: Aaron Cuevas (720) 237-8828
Senator Cornyn supports an extension of the Payroll Support Program, but we need his leadership and influence to get a stimulus bill passed!

#ReliefNow Event in Dallas – Outside Senator Cruz’ Office
Date: Wednesday, September 2nd
Time: 12pm-1pm CT
Location: 3626 N. Hall Street, Suite 410, Dallas, TX 75219 (Lee Park Tower II)
Contact: Ian Lordi (540) 255-4792
Senator Cruz does not (yet!) support an extension of the Payroll Support Program or a stimulus bill. He is the Chairman of the Aviation subcommittee and represents thousands of aviation workers in Texas!

#ReliefNow Event in Philadelphia – Save Aviation Jobs, Save Pennsylvania Jobs
Date: Wednesday, September 2nd
Time: 1pm-2pm ET
Location: Outside Senator Casey’s Office – 2000 Market Street, Suite 610, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Kim Kaswinkel (215) 360-3115
Senator Casey supports an extension of the Payroll Support Program, but we need his influence to make sure a stimulus bill is passed in September.

Make a sign! Examples:

  • Save Our Jobs!
  • Extend PSP – Stimulus Bill Now!
  • Senator [Cornyn/Cruz/Casey], Fight for Us
  • Senator [Cornyn/Cruz/Casey], PSP Saves [Texas/Pennsylvania] Jobs
  • APFA Supports PSP
  • #FacingFurlough #ReliefNow
  • Don’t Clip Our Wings – Extend PSP Now!

 

Take photos! Post them, tag them, and send them to legislation@apfa.org

AND

Call & Write to your Senators & Representatives

Put the Heat on Your Local Offices

Before your Representatives return to Washington, let their in-district offices know that you are counting on them to save your job—after all, they are counting on you to save their job in this November election.

  • Senate Directory Here  click on name to be directed to their website  find contact tab to locate your local office’s phone number.
  • House Directory Here  click on name to be directed to their website  find contact tab to locate your local office’s phone number.

 

Here is an example. Or share your story.

My name is ______, and I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant who has been flying for __ years. Without a stimulus bill, aviation workers like me will lose our jobs on October 1st.

We need Congress and the White House to return to the negotiating table NOW—before 75,000 US aviation workers become unemployed virtually overnight. A clean extension of the aviation Payroll Support Program will save our jobs and support our economy. But for this to happen, Congress and the White House must reach a deal on the next relief package. The entire aviation industry is standing together, but time is running out!

Thank you for supporting aviation workers like me.

AND

Call & Write to your Senators & Representatives

Handwritten Letter Campaign

Mail 3 handwritten letters to your Senators (2) and your Representative (1) in Washington. Make sure to include your return postal mailing address.

  • Senate DC Offices – Addresses Here
  • House DC Offices – Addresses Here

 

Here is an example. Or share your story.

The Honorable (Name)
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator _______,

My name is ______, and I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant who has been flying for __ years. Without a stimulus bill, aviation workers like me will lose our jobs on October 1st.

We need Congress and the White House to return to the negotiating table NOW—before 75,000 US aviation workers become unemployed virtually overnight. A clean extension of the aviation Payroll Support Program will save our jobs and support our economy. But for this to happen, Congress and the White House must reach a deal on the next relief package. The entire aviation industry is standing together, but time is running out!

Thank you for supporting aviation workers like me.

Sincerely,

_________

AND

Call & Write to your Senators & Representatives

In Solidarity,

Allie Malis
APFA Government Affairs Representative

Lori Glattly
APFA Government Affairs Representative

legislation@apfa.org

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077

 

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