UDPATE March 5, 2021:
Senator Braun has filed an amendment to provide fairs, festivals and carnivals access to the Shuttered Venue Grant Program. If you have any relationship with your Senator or their staff, or even if you don’t, make the call TODAY!
Call your two U.S. Senators and ask them to help save the carnival and fair industry. You can find your Senator’s phone number on their website or a U.S. Capitol Switchboard operator can also connect you directly with the Senate office. (202) 224-3121
Ask: “I am calling to urge the Senator to support the Braun Amendment #990.”
The amendment adds the mobile entertainment industry to the shuttered venue operator grant program. Adding these industries to the shuttered venue grant program ensures that local, county and state fairs and carnivals can compete for grants to protect the live entertainment industry. Passage of this amendment will help guarantee the survival of our fairs and carnivals in 2021 and provide millions of dollars to the nonprofit agencies they serve.
Link to Ohio Senators: https://www.senate.gov/states/OH/intro.htm
If you are not in Ohio, you can use the “Find Your Senators” tool at the top left of the page at the link immediately above, drop down list.
Thank you to the OABA for sharing the letter template and for the call to action narrative.