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A message from the IRC:

This was a major week in our fight to save independent restaurants. Together, we:


There’s no question that our tireless efforts are moving the needle. But independent restaurants across the country are still closing for good every single day that Congress fails to act.

The July national unemployment report, released this morning, emphasizes that more relief is needed for independent restaurants. More than 2.6 million food and beverage workers — our neighbors, friends, and family — have lost their jobs since this pandemic began, representing more losses than any other industry.

The RESTAURANTS Act is the lifeline independent restaurants desperately need. And while our momentum is strong, Congress has yet to include it in drafts of the next round of COVID-19 relief. But negotiations are ongoing and our legislation remains in the game. In fact, the White House has indicated that they support it.

We won’t rest until our industry gets the federal relief we need to survive this crisis — and our lawmakers shouldn’t either. With Congress about to begin their August recess, it’s imperative that you email your reps reminding them that their work is not yet done by asking them to cosponsor the RESTAURANTS Act. If you’ve already done so, use our shareable resources to spread the word on social media with graphics, on your windows with posters, or in your takeout orders with our flyers.

There’s still much to do. We hope you’ll keep fighting with us.

In solidarity,

The IRC Team

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