With the pandemic wreaking havoc on the whole wide world, several sectors of our society have been largely hit by the after-effects of the pandemic. Amongst these sectors, the live-entertainment industry has been suffering the most.
Senators Amy Klobuchar along with John Cornyn Are Working For The Save Our Stages Act!
With live-shows not happening for a long time as crowds are strictly prohibited considering the current scenario, almost ninety percent of the country’s independent venues will have no other option but to close within weeks without federal aid.
Keeping this urgent emergency issue in mind, Senators Amy Klobuchar along with John Cornyn authored the Save Our Stages act, which requests $10 billion in pandemic relief for all these independent venues that need help in this situation. The act falls under the larger Heroes Small Business Lifeline Act is likely to be voted this week, and Senator Amy Klobuchar is feeling optimistic about the chances. They are working hard to make the act pass as a part of the pandemic relief. Here’s the Twitter post by the senator herself as she asks people to join them in this work.
Thanks Wendy. At hearing now & wearing my #SaveOurStages mask! @JohnCornyn & I have been working hard all week to make sure our bill passes as part of pandemic relief now. Thanks to all the artists& venue owners & employees who have refused to let the music (and all venues) die. https://t.co/FhoP6OHNsj
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) December 15, 2020
Senators Amy Klobuchar Is Feeling Optimistic About The Chances.
These live entertainment venues were the first to close and will probably be the last to reopen as the pandemic terror is still at large. However, Klobuchar further said not to expect an immediate return for live music.
Live-entertainment industry pleads for help from Congress https://t.co/IuBQau4rRA
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) December 16, 2020
Moreover, it is not just the venues but even musicians on average get between seventy to ninety percent of their income from live performance. With no live performances happening since March, their income has been virtually non-existent. This industry sure needs some aid to help them get back on their feet.