9.14.20 – Week of Action – Round 3! Let’s Go! Save Our Jobs – Extend the Payroll Support Program NOW!

Monday, September 14, 2020


Save Our Jobs – Extend the Payroll Support Program NOW!

Congress and the White House overwhelming support an extension of the Payroll Support Program, but for this to happen, we urgently need to pass a stimulus bill. Tell Congress to get to work! It’s time to seal the deal. APFA members, we must act. Let’s push this extension over the finish line.

Here are daily actions you can contribute every day this week. These are actions that anyone can take from home, a layover, or sit time. We all have to pitch in to get this done.

Use the link to call/write your Representatives every day. Our elected leaders work for us—not the other way around. Be persistent, get through, and show them that we are not going away. They better take notice because November 3rd is just around the corner.

We cannot allow our calls and emails to slow down.
Use this link every day to:

Call & Write to your Senators & Representatives

#ReliefNow Event in Miami – Outside Senator Rick Scott’s Office

Date: Monday, September 14th
Time: 9am–1pm ET
Location: 901 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 500, Miami, Florida
Contact: Josh Bounds (214) 914-5923

Senator Scott’s response to our Flight Attendants is not acceptable. He believes the PSP is a corporate bailout. He just doesn’t get it!

Tell Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:
Keep Us Flying!

Call
(202) 225-4965

Email
Electronic Contact Form

Write a Letter
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Speaker of the House
H-232, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20510

Tell Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:
Keep Us Flying!

Call
(202) 224-2158

Email
Electronic Contact Form

Write a Letter
The Honorable Chuck Schumer
Senate Democratic Minority Leader
S-221, The Capitol
Washington DC 20510

Write a ‘Letter to the Editor’

Let’s harness the power of the media! Due to the upcoming election, politicians are keeping a close eye on their voting bases. Make sure they know that aviation workers are counting on them to save our jobs. Look up how to submit ‘letter to the editor’ in your local paper. It is easy to do!

Example to use or inspire you:

I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant based in ____ and have been flying for ___ years.
This pandemic is the worst crisis to hit the industry in the history of commercial aviation. Congress passed the Payroll Support Program (PSP) to save jobs and stabilize our industry. It has been our lifeline.

However, thousands of jobs will disappear on October 1 if Congress does not extend the PSP soon.

Aviation is essential to a strong economy, including our local economy here in _____. This is why Congress overwhelming supports an extension of the PSP. But it can only happen if Congress and the White House negotiate and pass a stimulus bill.

Washington: do your job so I can do mine. Americans will be ready to travel again, but for this to happen, aviation workers must be ready, too.

President Donald Trump and
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows:
Negotiate a Stimulus Bill NOW – Extend the PSP

Call (between 9am-4pm ET)
(202) 456-1111 – comment line
(202) 456-1414 – switchboard to connect to comment line

Write
Electronic contact form

Tweet
@realDonaldTrump @MarkMeadows Negotiate a stimulus bill NOW! If the aviation Payroll Support Program is not extended soon, I will lose my job. Without action, 75,000 US aviation jobs are at risk on October 1. #FacingFurlough #ReliefNow #ExtendPSP

Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin:
Don’t Jeopardize Our Jobs

Call
(202) 622-2000 (select option 9)

Tweet
@stevenmnuchin1 Negotiate a stimulus bill NOW! If the aviation Payroll Support Program is not extended soon, I will lose my job. Without action, 75,000 US aviation jobs are at risk on October 1. #FacingFurlough #ReliefNow #ExtendPSP

Social Media Blitz

Use your social media platforms as a mode to contact our Representatives and to keep the PSP trending. We are not just numbers, we are real people. You are the face of the furlough.

Post your pictures, from a picketing event or in uniform, tag your Representatives that should be keeping your best interests in mind, and use the hashtags #FacingFurlough #ReliefNow #ExtendPSP

  • [Tag your Reps] Save my job! Negotiate NOW! Extend the aviation Payroll Support Program soon, before thousands of US jobs are lost on October 1. #FacingFurlough #ReliefNow #ExtendPSP
  • Flight Attendants and aviation workers are facing massive layoffs on October 1 if Congress does not act soon. [Tag your Reps], pass #ReliefNow to save my job & healthcare! #FacingFurlough #ExtendPSP
  • Tweet your Reps! Twitter is an effective political tool, so if you tweet, post a photo and make sure to include Washington leadership @senatemajldr @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer @stevenmnuchin1 @MarkMeadows @realDonaldTrump

 

Pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
Pass a Stimulus Bill That Includes Funding for the PSP

Call
(202) 224-2541

Email
Electronic contact form

Write a Letter
The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Senate Republican Majority Leader
S-230, The Capitol
Washington DC 20510

Example script for your calls, emails, and letters:

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.

US aviation workers cannot wait any longer. We need you to negotiate a stimulus bill NOW. Without it, I will be furloughed on October 1st. Congress and the White House understand the importance of a clean extension of the aviation Payroll Support Program, but they must reach a deal on the next relief package. Please don’t let my job disappear.

Thank you for supporting aviation workers.

EVERY DAY

Call & Write to your Senators & Representatives

AND

Register to Vote
Election Day is November 3rd

 

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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