Covid Relief Now, a coalition of nearly 300 associations, launched a digital advertising campaign urging Congress to pass a relief bill before the election to help millions of travel employees and businesses suffering due to the pandemic.
The ads, running on Facebook and Google as digital banners, expand upon the coalition's message to Congress that there should be "No Recess Without Relief." They highlight the widespread business closures, layoffs and precipitous decline in state and local revenues facing the American economy.
"With millions of Americans out of work, tens of thousands of businesses on the brink of collapse, and communities big and small facing cutbacks in vital services, it is beyond time for Congress to act," the coalition said in a statement. "As the economy teeters and businesses are facing an uncertain winter, we encourage Congress to act without further delay to minimize additional damage to Americans' lives and livelihoods."
Coalition members include the American Hotel and Lodging Association, Airlines for America, the U.S. Travel Association, the National Restaurant Association, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and dozens of destination management organizations.