All Hands on Deck: #ReliefNow Action Needed

All Hands on Deck: #ReliefNow Action Needed

October 19, 2020 — ALL CALL: All hands on deck for our Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extension. We have a Tuesday midnight deadline to get a full relief bill with our PSP extension before Election Day. Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin continued talks over the weekend and confirmed that our PSP extension would be in a final package.

WATCH: AFA President Sara Nelson 10/19 Update >

Our actions have made these talks possible. Flight Attendants and aviation workers can push this across the finish line! It is critical that all Congressional offices hear from Flight Attendants calling for #ReliefNow! Not later. NOW.

Even though the Representatives and Senators are not directly in negotiations, they are the ones who tell the negotiators to get the job done. We need to be respectful, but firm and persistent in our demand for a relief bill now! 

TL;DR: Flood Congressional offices with calls and tweet and tag your representatives right now!

SENATE: 888-848-4824
HOUSE: 888-907-9365

"Hello, I am a constituent calling to tell my (Senator/Representative) that aviation workers are out of time. We need #ReliefNow -- TODAY! Furloughs have begun and more are expected. We need relief and an extension of the Payroll Support Program. Without an extension of this successful jobs and infrastructure program, the mass job loss will continue and more communities will lose air service. This is just the start. Inaction is not an option. We need a full COVID-19 relief bill to #ExtendPSP now. Thank you.”

Tweet Your Representative and Senators (add pictures of you in uniform to each!):

We've made it easy to Tweet at your lawmakers. Click here to get started. Or, you can copy and paste the following Tweets into your Twitter. 

  • Get the agreement locked in before the election! We are hurting, losing our jobs, healthcare, homes, more. We need #ReliefNow, not later. NOW. Get it done. #ExtendPSP
  • Massive layoffs have begun for Flight Attendants & aviation workers. We only have a short time to reverse course. Extend the Payroll Support Program TODAY, [tag your Senators/Representative]! Pass #ReliefNow to save my job & healthcare! #ExtendPSP
  • I’m one of thousands of furloughed Flight Attendants who needs [tag your Senators/Representative] to act to extend the Payroll Support Program TODAY. We need #ReliefNow! #ExtendPSP
  • Tell your personal story using the hashtags #ReliefNow and #ExtendPSP

If you do not know your Senators or Representatives' Twitter handles you can find them here! Don't have Twitter, set up an account today to take action. Here's how >

Relief Now Events

Flight Attendants have rallied across the country in Washington, D.C., Newark, Chicago, Toledo, Philadelphia, Allentown, Atlanta, Seattle, Charlotte, Salt Lake, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Denver, Orlando, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Los Angeles to demand that Congress extend our Payroll Support Program and pass #ReliefNow. RSVP to a rally below or plan your own #ReliefNow event >


October 21

Chicago Aviation Workers for #ReliefNow 2.0
12:00 PM
Chicago Federal Center Plaza
50 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60610

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