The recently passed CARES Act and its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a good start, but the Airforwarders Association believes that lawmakers in Washington need to do more to help the freight forwarding community.
There is a sense that the PPP will soon run out of money, leaving many of our members without the financial help they need. We therefore believe that now is the time for Congress to not only supplement the original funding but add additional provisions that assist freight forwarders and our industry cartage partners as well.
This week, the AfA has been lobbying lawmakers on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include our industry in a possible supplemental legislative funding initiative.
As you may imagine, lawmakers are receiving a significant amount of correspondence and only wish to hear from their constituents now. As a member of the AfA, you can help us by sending a message to your Representative or Senator who may be on one of the Appropriations committees and asking them to include forwarders in the next round of funding.
To make things easy, we have written a simple, one-page explanation of our talking points and a funding request demonstrating our value not only to the supply chain but as an important part of the recovery ahead.
We appreciate your support and willingness to help tell Washington that forwarders are essential in getting America back to business!