AED Tells Mayors, Governors to Keep Construction Projects Going
Earlier today, AED delivered letters to national organizations representing mayors, local elected officials and the nation’s governors urging them to allow construction projects to continue while highlighting the equipment industry’s integral role in building and maintaining our nation’s essential infrastructure.
In a letter to the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities, AED was joined by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), delivering the message that, “shutting down construction projects in cities and towns not only jeopardizes continued relief and prevention efforts surrounding COVID-19, but will also exacerbate an already dire situation with little safety or health benefit.”
AED delivered a similar letter to the National Governors Association, imploring its members to reconsider halting construction projects across the country. Additionally, AED joined AEM and the Equipment Dealers Association in letters to all 50 governors stressing that equipment manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and service technicians must be considered essential to economic continuity as governors continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to protect the health and safety of all workers and residents.
In Washington D.C., AED has been working with business organizations to ensure lawmakers and the administration understand the importance of liquidity and access to capital for the equipment industry. AED joined allied business organizations outlining tax modifications that will help provide liquidity for small-medium-sized companies.
AED members should pass along the letters to their mayors, city officials and governors with personalized notes telling your story about the impact that shutting down construction projects will have on your company and the importance of recognizing the essential nature of the equipment industry.
Stay tuned to AED communications and visit our Coronavirus Update Center for the latest.
To view the letter to the League of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, click here.
To view the letter to the National Governors Association, click here.
To view the letters to each Governor, click here.
To view AED analysis of the paid family and sick leave from the recently passed Coronavirus legislation, click here.
Contact AED’s Vice President of Government Affairs Daniel B. Fisher with questions or input.