On the evening of Tuesday, September 1, 2020, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion lit up red in support of the performing arts industry as part of the nationwide #RedAlertRESTART campaign. The call to action aims to raise awareness of the economic impact of the coronavirus on venues and their employees throughout the country.
The RESTART Act and the Save Our Stages Act offer economic relief to the live events industry, which has been shuttered since March 2020. Red Alert also advocates for extending Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to provide relief to those without work since March due to COVID-19. Nationwide, 12 million show workers are estimated to be unemployed because of COVID-19, including designers, technicians, programmers, stagehands, and others.
Additionally, the movement is to support ExtendPUA.org in its efforts towards the continuation and extension of the Pandemic Unemployment Act to provide relief to those without work due to COVID-19. Additional information about the campaign can be found online.
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