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Action Alert: Congress Needs to Hear from Associations

Tuesday, May 26, 2020  
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Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and others are leading an effort to make changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to allow for more flexibility for use of the funds. Next week the House is also expected to vote on the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) and Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) to make changes to loan forgiveness in the current PPP. As of now, both of those efforts do not include associations. Help us send the message to Congress: don’t leave associations behind in any modifications of the PPP.

We need your help to weigh in with Congress to include 501(c)(6) nonprofit associations. ASAE and other association advocates have reached out to ask for associations to be included, but we know Congress needs to hear from more voices. We are asking association professionals to reach out to any contacts in the House or Senate your organization may have, or call your representatives, and ask for associations to be included in the Paycheck Protection Program. View sample text for the House and Senate to share via email with your contacts or over the phone.

We need your help to share the message that Congress should not make any changes to the PPP while leaving nonprofit associations behind.

Thank you for your work on this critical issue. For more information, visit ASAE’s Coronavirus Advocacy and Resources page. For questions or to sign up for Inroads, ASAE’s weekly policy newsletter, email publicpolicy@asaecenter.org.