11.30.20 – Extend PSP Action Week: Save Our Jobs – Support the Economy

Monday, November 30, 2020


Save Our Jobs – Support the Economy!

This week marks two months since 7,985 APFA members and thousands of other US aviation workers were unnecessarily furloughed. We have a window of opportunity in the lame duck session to get Congress back on track. With the election behind us, we must demand that our Representatives get back to work and extend the Payroll Support Program. It is unacceptable that we have broad bipartisan support for this extension, yet no action to show for it. The White House has punted relief legislation to Congress, so it’s time to turn the heat on our Senators and Representatives to finally pass an extension of the PSP by any means possible.

We need your help to get this done! Your activism is the pressure we will need to pass an extension of the PSP. Our strength is in our numbers. We must be persistent – take two actions every day this week.

Hello, my name is ______ and I am an American Airlines Flight Attendant of ___ years. My colleagues and I have been on the frontline of this pandemic since Day 1, but for the past two months thousands of us have been disconnected from our jobs and healthcare. We need immediate Congressional action to extend the Payroll Support Program to save our jobs. But Congress must act soon.

We are close to developing a successful vaccine, but for this pandemic to end the aviation industry must be able to distribute it. Airline industry employment cannot simply be brought back overnight. Therefore, it is essential that the Payroll Support Program is extended now. A strong aviation industry is the economic driver we will need to build back our economy. NOW is the time to invest in the jobs that will keep the industry and the economy strong. Thank you for supporting aviation workers like me.

Contact your Senators & Representatives

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Target your Local Congressional Offices

Before your Representatives fly to Washington late Monday afternoon, tell their home offices that as their constituent you are counting on them to save our jobs.

  • Senate Directory – click on your Senators’ names to be directed to their website. Find the contact tab to locate your local office’s phone number.
  • House Directory – click on your Representative’s name to be directed to their website. Find the contact tab to locate your local office’s phone number.


Contact your Senators & Representatives

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December 1st Events in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Houston

ENOUGH! #ReliefNow Chicago
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 • 11:00 AM
Chicago Federal Center Plaza
50 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60610

ENOUGH! #ReliefNow Los Angeles
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 • 11:00 AM
LAX Terminal 7
Los Angeles, CA 90045

ENOUGH! #ReliefNow Houston
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 • 11:00 AM
Senator Cruz’s Houston Office
1919 Smith St. Suite 9047
Houston, TX 77002

Bring Your Sign! Examples include:

  • Save Our Jobs!
  • Extend PSP – Relief Now!
  • APFA Supports PSP
  • #Unemployed #NoHealthcare #Enough #ReliefNow
  • Let Us Fly – Extend PSP Now!

 

Post photos, tag them, and email them to legislation@apfa.org

Contact your Senators & Representatives

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Contact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Call 
(202) 225-4965

Email 
Electronic contact form

Tweet
@SpeakerPelosi Extend the aviation Payroll Support Program NOW! We have been unemployed for 2 months. Let us fly! #Enough #ReliefNow

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

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Contact House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Call
(202) 225-2915

Email
Electronic contact form

Tweet
@GOPleader Extend the aviation Payroll Support Program NOW! We have been unemployed for 2 months. Let us fly! #Enough #ReliefNow

Write a Letter
The Honorable Kevin McCarthy
House Republican Minority Leader
2468 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Contact your Senators & Representatives

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Contact Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Call
(202) 224-2541

Email
Electronic contact form

Tweet
@SenateMajLdr Extend the aviation Payroll Support Program NOW! We have been unemployed for 2 months. Let us fly! #Enough #ReliefNow

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

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Contact Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Call 
(202) 224-2158

Email 
Electronic Contact Form

Tweet
@SenSchumer Extend the aviation Payroll Support Program NOW! We have been unemployed for 2 months. Let us fly! #Enough #ReliefNow

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

Contact your Senators & Representatives

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Social Media Blast

  • Make a sign, post a picture, tag elected leaders
  • Use hashtags #Enough #ReliefNow #ExtendPSP
  • Follow @APFAunity on social media and tag us, too!

 

Twitter
My family and I are facing hard times. I have been furloughed from @AmericanAir for two months. Please extend the #PayrollSupportProgram immediately. @SenateMajLdr @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi @GOPleader

Facebook
My family and I are facing hard times. I have been furloughed from @AmericanAir for two months. Please extend the #PayrollSupportProgram immediately. @MitchMcConnell @SenSchumer @NancyPelosi @RepKevin McCarthy

Instagram
My family and I are facing hard times. I have been furloughed from @AmericanAir for two months. Please extend the #PayrollSupportProgram immediately. @senatemajldr @senschumer @speakerpelosi @repkevinmccarthy

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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