September 14, 2020

Tell the Board of Supervisors: We Need the RESTAURANTS Act

Hello Hospitality Friends,

We need your help! Amongst the fires, the pandemic, our homelessness crisis, and the protests there is so much our government officials are having to deal with. It has been hard to keep them focused on preserving our restaurants. However, after much effort we have FINALLY received the attention of our LA County Supervisors. There is a very important vote before them tomorrow whether or not to support the RESTAURANTS Act of 2020. The Board of Supervisors NEED to hear support from our Hospitality community or their support will die. 

The RESTAURANTS Act of 2020 is a bipartisan, bicameral proposal that would support hard-hit independent restaurants through a new $120 billion Revitalization Fund. This lifeline would help independent restaurants deal with the long-term structural challenges facing the industry because of COVID-19 and secure the employment of 11 million workers across 500,000 small businesses, as well as the five million more jobs up and down their supply chains. 

The LA County Board of Supervisors is meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 15, and it is imperative that we show the strong support throughout the county for the RESTAURANTS Act. Please take 5 minutes today to write a brief statement of support for item #7 by submitting public comments here

Learn more about the RESTAURANTS Act by downloading the fact sheet here.