We’ve seen many of you make difficult decisions to cancel or postpone your events across the country as we follow guidance to practice social distancing. This has resulted in an unprecedented economic hardship for your business, your employees, and the local economies where you operate. We are committed to working relentlessly to find solutions and support you through this unprecedented time.
On Thursday, March 19, we sent a letter to the White House and Congressional leadership urging them to protect the live events community as they consider economic recovery proposals to help businesses like yours — but we can’t do this alone and we’re asking for your assistance.
With your help, we can amplify our request to Congress through your local elected officials and ensure our message has been heard. You can enter your address here to find your House representative, and find your Senators here. Most have member feedback forms on their website, or email addresses if not. Here’s a sample letter you can personalize and send:
Sample letter to Congress:
Subject: Protect Live Events Small Businesses
Dear Representative [NAME],
As you consider relief legislation to assist Americans in responding to COVID-19, I am writing to urge you to include resources to assist those of us for whom congregating in large gatherings is actually our living.
I work in the live events industry and we have seen our revenues dry up virtually overnight. I know we all have to do our part to fight this pandemic and that stopping large gatherings through social distancing is our best approach. My hope is that the assistance you are developing provides fast, substantial, and easily accessible aid for small businesses like mine.
Thank you for considering my request, and thank you for all you are doing to help us get back on our feet after this crisis.
[CREATOR NAME], [TITLE]
Eventbrite is committed to ensuring the strength and vitality of your business during this extremely challenging time, and we look forward to working with you all.
Thank you for everything that you’re doing to ensure we can get back to making amazing and memorable live experiences together.
CEO and Co-Founder
From Us To You
For those of you who are looking to reach out to our Congress, please use this letter. Stay safe xo
Editor In Chief
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