Congressman Al Green Highlights Small Business Saturday
Style Magazine Newswire | 11/30/2020, 12:22 p.m.
On Saturday, November 28, 2020, Congressman Al Green released the following statement, highlighting Small Business Saturday:
“Small Business Saturday highlights the importance of small businesses as the cornerstones of our communities. Small businesses and local mom-and-pop shops offer some people their first jobs; serve as the backdrop for many cherished memories; and greatly contribute to local tax revenue, which preserves the economic health and longevity of the community,” said Congressman Al Green. “Many small businesses have suffered tremendously in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 100,000 small businesses across the United States permanently closing since March 1st. Let’s do our part to ensure that our favorite small businesses are able to keep their doors open by shopping with them for Small Business Saturday.”
Congressman Green continued, “As months continue to pass without another stimulus package and many Americans risk losing relief provided by the CARES Act after December 31st, I vow to continue working on behalf of my constituents not only for small business relief but also for unemployment assistance, nutrition assistance, rental assistance, and a second round of direct economic impact payments. The COVID-19 pandemic brought several harsh realities into view, including increased unemployment, severe food insecurity, evictions, and the vulnerabilities small, local business owners face. This has been a crisis that exacerbated many existing crises. As we work to provide relief for Americans whose lives have been disrupted by this pandemic, we must also work to alleviate these societal issues for good.”