Help Save Restaurants!
It only takes 5 min to sign these petitions and help save your favorite small businesses!
Heroes /Restaurants Act 2020 - Click the link to send a pre-written letter to your local reps
NY RENT relief Senate Bill S8865 - Click the link to send a pre-written letter to your local reps
-This bill could provide critical rent relief to small businesses & landlords devastated by Covid-19
-Under the bill, a small business or small non-profit (covered tenants) with 25 or fewer employees that has suffered a demonstrable loss in income resulting from state mandated closures or state imposed restrictions would affirm its losses to the state Department of Financial Services (DFS). Upon verification by DFS, the covered tenant would pay its landlord the lesser of 20 percent of its revenue or ⅓ of the contractual rent per month, beginning March 7, 2020, and continuing for 180 days past the end of the NYS on PAUSE period.
-The landlord would waive 20 percent of the contractual rent. An impacted landlord would be eligible to apply to DFS for lost income beyond the 20 percent. $500,000,000 of expected federal aid would be dedicated to the establishment of a DFS program providing relief to tenants and landlords.
-Without relief, the landscape of New York City will be changed fundamentally. And forever. Experts predict up to 75% of all restaurants in NY could close.
Other Ways YOU Can Help Save Our Storefronts:
Call your representatives to support Bill S 8865 and A 10901. For contact info and suggested script, click here;
Share this campaign on social media!! You’ll find a social media tool kit here;
Send a letter on behalf of your merchant association / BID / Chamber of Commerce / advocacy organization. Click here for a template;
Join our in-person press conference and rally as small businesses citywide call out: "SOS! Save Our Storefronts, Save Our State!” Date TBD. This event will be held in full compliance with social distancing and mask mandates.
Volunteer to help get the word out! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “volunteer” in the subject line
More info can be found at https://www.saveourstorefronts.nyc/