[UPDATE] Amid Coronavirus, ASAE Urges White House to Support Non-Profits
[Reprint from ASAE] On Friday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC that the White House is considering federal support to help industries and workers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
In response, ASAE sent a letter to the White House urging the Trump Administration to include associations in financial support to the travel and tourism industry as a result of COVID-19.
In the letter, ASAE urges the White House to include tax-exempt associations suffering from event cancellations and reduced meetings attendance in any federal aid package.
In addition, ASAE asked the White House to include tax-exempt entities in any temporary aid designed to stem the economic fallout resulting from COVID-19.
“Meetings are the lifeblood for many associations and tax credits or other federal assistance are greatly needed to...ensure tax-exempt organizations can continue to fulfill their important missions to the benefit of society.” -Susan Robertson, CAE, President and CEO of ASAE
ASAE encourages association professionals with appropriate contacts at the White House to share this message.
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