Your Immediate Help is Needed
This directly impacts the carnival and amusement industry and thus your fairs and festivals.
Unless Congress acts promptly, many seasonal employers could be shut out of the H-2B program this year. Congress plans to recess for the year soon after completing work on a short-term spending measure to keep the government funded through January 19. Between now and January 19, Congress is expected negotiate a bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of the fiscal year. Please call your Representative and Senators at both their Washington, DC offices and their district offices and demand that they address the H-2B cap as part of any fiscal year-end spending bill or any other legislation. Please also urge your lawmakers to speak to their party leaders about the need for prompt cap relief. Failure to act will harm U.S. businesses and their American workers. We hope you will take the following actions:
Please call your Representative and Senators at their Washington, DC offices today or tomorrow and stress the need for immediate cap relief. You can reach your elected officials through the Capitol switchboard at 202-225-3121. Once connected to the office ask to speak to the staff person who handles H-2B issues.
Beginning tomorrow, Senators and Representatives will be their home states through January 3. Please call or visit in person with your Senators and Representatives at their district offices. Phone calls and especially visits to the district office while your elected officials are home will help amply our message that we need cap relief now. You can find the local contact information for your Senators and Representative on their websites or through www.house.gov and www.senate.gov.
Tweet at your Representative and Senators about the need for immediate cap relief using #SaveH2B. You can find their twitter address at: https://twitter.com/verified/lists/us-congress/members.
We know it is an extremely busy time of year to make phone calls and visit your elected officials, but we will not succeed in getting cap relief signed into law unless everyone takes the time to weigh in with their lawmakers.