Legislative Signatory Approval
Through the generous support of our industry associations, Go LIVE Together has formally engaged Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to advocate on our behalf. Brownstein comes highly recommended, is one of the largest lobbying firms in DC (with deep connections across all “four corners” of Congress), and has extensive experience working in our space, with several coalition partners as clients. Further, their connections with the CDC, OSHA, EPA are complementary to the work being done by our partners in the area of safety that we all know will be critical to our ability to reopen sustainably.
As we ramp up our advocacy efforts with Brownstein’s help, it is critical to mobilize our coalition resources now to be ready to take action when needed. Note, we may not need to activate you all as individual signatories, but we want to be prepared just in case we do. Understanding that many of your organizations have rules about lobbying participation, we’d like to ask you to take a minute to provide us with explicit permission as it relates to Go LIVE Together’s lobbying efforts.
As a reminder, while we will continue to work closely with our coalition partners and their government affairs folks and lobbyists to ensure alignment, support, and partnership as needed, Go LIVE Together will be advocating for the following at the federal level (we will post the final legislative language once we have it finalized):
- Incentives for attendees and exhibitors to return to live events. We’ve unfortunately seen this before. The assurance of personal safety is not enough to get attendees and exhibitors to return to events. We’ll need added incentives in the form of tax credits or direct funding to encourage participation.
- Protection for our businesses — in the form of expanded insurance coverage (e.g., PRIA), safe harbor from frivolous litigation (e.g., liability shield), offsets for added safety enhancement expenses (e.g., CDBG-DR) — in order to reopen. We have always been committed as an industry to do right by our customers, but it only takes one “unprecedented” act or a “second wave” to destroy the best-laid plans. Those in our industry, many small without the means to weather such interruptions, will need a safety net to protect them as they reopen in good faith in a manner that takes care of their employees and customers.
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