Trade Association Paycheck Protection Funding for the Next CARES Act

| April 30, 2020

NAC needs your help! “There is no time to wait,” for CARES Act Advocacy on Paycheck Protection Program

Trade Association executives, including NAC Executive Vice President Dan Borschke, were urged this week by U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi during an Association Forum sponsored town hall to reach out to Congress now if they want to achieve Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding for 501(c)(5) and 501(c)(6) organizations in the next CARES Act being debated in Washington. “There is no time to wait,” said Krishnamoorthi directly, as “time is of the essence.”

Krishnamoorthi was informed by a number of executives, including Borschke, during a thirty minute virtual town hall, that the very existence of many groups was at risk in the coming weeks if the federal government denies access to relief for 501(c)(5) and 501(c)(6) organizations.

Krishnamoorthi stated his support of the nonprofit community and added that “A Day of National Advocacy” by the association industry was in order. He further suggested that association executives along with their staffs, Boards of Directors and association members take to the phones to contact their member of Congress.

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Per Krishnamoorthi’s suggestion, NAC is asking our members to do just that. Please click the button below to download a short, customizable sample template letter to send to your Congress member TODAY. Please also share this with your staff, board members and membership and urge them to do the same.

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We need your help, your stories and your advocacy to direct Congress’s attention to the important role associations serve in this nation. Association leaders have aggressively worked with the Illinois delegation to advise them on the plight of 501(c)(5) and 501(c)(6) organizations over the past two months. Now we need you to tell Congress about the important role associations will have in organizing our nation’s recovery. Please act on this request NOW.

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