Massachusetts went on ‘red alert’ when local stagehands and event production companies illuminated more than 80 entertainment venues and other landmarks with red lights as part of a national call to action. The #RedAlertRESTART action took place in more than 50 cities across the country, to raise awareness for entertainment businesses devastated by COVID-19 event cancellations, and for the workers behind the scenes, who have built their careers by going unnoticed.
- 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: