CTA: Letters of Support for SB 1116 to the Budget Committees!

by | May 3, 2022 | Call to Action | 0 comments

It’s time to make our voices heard!

Having achieved success in our first 2 legislative committees, we are moving into the budget phase of the process, and your support is more important than ever. At this point, we are not working toward specific committee deadlines, but instead have moved into the SOONER THE BETTER phase for submitting support letters.

Letters should be sent to 3 committees:

Please copy Kristi Lopez Kristi.Lopez@sen.ca.gov when you send your letters so she can keep a running track.

Click here to download a template for a Support Letter that you can personalize and send along.

The Chair and Vice Chair for each Committee are included in the top of the template letter, and you can email them to the addresses listed above.

This is a numbers game.

We want to demonstrate the wide support for this bill with a flood of letters. We need letters from across the state geographically, encompassing as many different genres as possible, different sizes and covering both individuals and organizations.  Help us spread the word by sharing this Call to Action as widely as possible!  Each Senator and Assembly person wants to know how proposed actions impact their direct constituents, so we want to make sure we hear from people all across the state!  If you can take a moment to personalize the letter to share how these funds could directly impact your organization or life, that’s great.  If you need to just go with the template as is, that’s good too.  The important thing is that you send a letter a show the support!

If you have not already done so, be sure to sign up for our email list and add your name to the list of bill supporters.

Thank you!


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WHAT IS SB 1116?

SB 1116 establishes the Equitable Payroll Fund (EPF), which is a grant program designed to support Small Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations (SNPAOs) – and workers directly – by providing substantial reimbursements of payroll expenses.

This program will support jobs for anyone hired as an employee by a SNPAO, including both production and non-production employees and administrative staff, not unlike the Payroll Protection Program and similar Federal and State relief efforts.

Read our fact sheet for more information.


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