Dear Food & Beverage Community of MA,
We need your help once again! Over the next two weeks plus, Congress will consider their final coronavirus response bill for 2020. From the beginning of this pandemic, the MRA has worked hand in hand each step of the way with our partners at the National Restaurant Association, who
led the charge
in Washington for a comprehensive solution to our industry, making steady progress. But Congress needs to do much more for the nation’s second-largest private-sector employer.
By the thousands, you responded to a survey identifying the priorities you need for this industry. By a 50/50 tie vote, you identified a $120 billion recovery fund and a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding as the top goal we should pursue in our advocacy agenda.
Together we heard you – and are proud to release the new
Blueprint for Revival
for the industry. It represents a strong, far-reaching plan for how Congress can advance restaurants in every city and town in this country.
Restaurants have lost more revenue and jobs
than any other industry
, but there are a lot of competing interests before Congress. The National Restaurant Association is shouting in Washington, but policymakers need to hear your voice directly.
Tell Congress to support restaurants and employees. Tell Congress to pass the Blueprint for Restaurant Revival.
We have given Congress a roadmap for action – that calls for either enacting our Restaurant Recovery Fund or implement a targeted second-round of PPP for our industry – as well as other asks that will allow us to keep our doors open for the long haul, and serve the communities we call home. We need your support to bring this effort over the finish line.
Bob Luz Jeff Gates
President & CEO Chair of The Board
MA Restaurant Association MA Restaurant Association