Actors' Equity Association has released the following statement in response to Donald Trump's tweet asking the Senate to block all coronavirus relief until after the election.
"The President's reckless and irresponsible decision to postpone relief talks while most of the arts and entertainment sector is unemployed is an insult not just to our members, but Americans everywhere who will suffer with a slower and more uncertain economic recovery," said Mary McColl, executive director of Actors' Equity Association. "The President's refusal to fight for pandemic relief ignores the millions of Americans who are desperate for unemployment insurance, and even health care, during a global pandemic. Equity members have gone seven months without work through no fault of their own. They still need to pay bills and feed their families. Equity has been fighting for the HEROES Act because a new relief package is more important than partisan politics."