The Show Can't Go On: Invest in Our NY: WPA for Arts & Culture Workers Now!
Start: Thursday, February 25, 2021•12:00 PM
Join us February 25th at 12 PM to tell Governor Cuomo: Tax the Rich, Support Artists, and Pass the Works Progress Administration Act
Working-class artists are in trouble: Nearly all of New York's working-class performing artists haven't been able to work since Mid March of 2020. A broken and piecemeal unemployment insurance system has left cultural workers struggling to survive. 71% of musicians and DJs surveyed have lost three quarters or more of their income.
Join us for an action with live music and dance outside of the Governor's Office on 2/25:
The Show Can't Go On: Governor Cuomo Must #InvestinOurNY and Support Unemployed Artists #WPAnow
When: February 25th at 12 PM
Where: Outside Governor Cuomo's Manhattan Office (633 3rd Avenue)
Bring your instruments and signs: text for signs
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Masks + social distancing required
Only 11% of artists have received support from the federal PPP program and the Save Our Stages program will not guarantee one penny for music workers. Unemployed cultural workers are struggling to feed their families and keep a roof over their head.
The Governor must step up and support the performance artists that have enriched this state. Invest in Our New York and give us Jobs! Pass Senator May and Assembly Member Fahy's WPA Act and Tax the Rich to fund programs for artists.
Also sign the letter: http://bit.ly/wpa-letter