The latest in a series of actions put on by the Live Events Coalition prepared Copley Square for an event that never happened. Staging, lights, and plenty of tables for dining and beverages were set up, but never occupied, in order to symbolize the current state of the industry and its workers.
The We Make Events Coalition is calling on Congress, which controversially remains on hiatus during the 3rd most massive unemployment crisis in our nation’s history, to:
- Pass the RESTART Act, to provide support and relief for venues and production companies of all sizes.
- Extend full Pandemic Unemployment Assistance — including the extra $600 weekly, from the CARES ACT — which expired in August despite the Live Events industry remaining at 96% unemployment nationwide.
See what the press is saying about the action: