Ask Congress to Provide Relief During Lame Duck Session

November 23, 2020

CONTACT: Johanna Tschebull

The U.S. Congress is working during this lame duck session until the end of 2020 to address two priorities:

  1. Fund the federal government for the remainder of FY2021
  2. Provide more specific pandemic relief for our nation’s businesses, nonprofit organizations, states, local communities, schools, hospitals, families, and individuals to address ongoing and long-term challenges related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We ask all Dance/USA members and stakeholders to contact Congress NOW through Dance/USA’s online advocacy campaign. It only takes 2-3 minutes to utilize this action alert and it will automatically go to your appropriate Congressional delegation. Use the advocacy campaign with its draft messaging to do the following: 

  • Tell your stories of how you are dealing with the current pandemic;
  • Urge immediate action for increased FY2021 appropriations for all federal arts and cultural-related agencies, programs, and initiatives;
  • Urge immediate action to provide more specific pandemic relief by providing emergency funding for all federal arts and cultural-related agencies, programs, and initiatives and extending and expanding pandemic relief programs established under the CARES Act, including federal unemployment relief, Paycheck Protection Program, and commercial rent relief.

Contact Congress Today! 

Please stay in touch with us as you communicate with Congress. For additional Dance/USA information and resources concerning COVID-19, please visit the Dance/USA coronavirus resource page. Thank you for your ongoing advocacy!

About Dance/USA
Propelled by our belief that dance can inspire a more just and humane world, Dance/USA will amplify the power of dance to inform and inspire a nation where creativity and the field thrive. Dance/USA is the national service organization for the professional dance field. Established in 1982, Dance/USA champions an inclusive and equitable dance field by leading, convening, advocating, and supporting individuals and organizations. Dance/USA’s core programs are focused in the areas of engagement, advocacy, research, and preservation. Learn more at

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