June 18, 2020
As you know, our community is hurting because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the disruption of daily life. Small businesses have suffered from closures and the economic downturn, and they need help.
The General Assembly returns to Columbia next week to debate how to spend the $1.9 billion South Carolina received from the CARES Act. The Charleston Metro Chamber – and the 20+ partners who signed on to the GrowSC Agenda – believe that some of that money should be used to assist small businesses in recovering from the downturn and lockdowns. Small business organizations from across the state created a proposal to use $100 million for a small-, minority-, and women-owned business grant program.
Establishing a relief fund will boost our state’s recovery efforts by giving small business a much-needed lifeline for protecting employees and customers. Other states such as Idaho, Montana, and Texas have created similar programs. We need your help. Please contact your House and Senate member and ask them to support using some of the CARES Act funding for small business relief. Ask them to help our economy by thinking big, being creative and acting as a partner to restart our economy.
|Robert||Brown||House District email@example.com||843-889-8835|
|Krystle||Matthews||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-310-8755|
|Joe||Daning||House District email@example.com||843-553-9288|
|Wendell||Gilliard||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-402-9710|
|Lee||Hewitt||House District email@example.com||843-652-4236|
|Lin||Bennett||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-571-6330|
|Con||Chellis||House District email@example.com||843-873-1584|
|Joseph||Jefferson||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-567-4386|
|Mandy||Kimmons||House District email@example.com||843-697-1304|
|William||Cogswell||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-577-2088|
|David||Mack||House District email@example.com||843-760-0198|
|Nancy||Mace||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-580-6223|
|Chris||Murphy||House District email@example.com||843-832-1120|
|JA||Moore||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-640-0130|
|Mike||Sottile||House District email@example.com||843-886-8759|
|Sylleste||Davis||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-729-9243|
|Leon||Stavrinakis||House District email@example.com||843-573-0491|
|Marvin||Pendarvis||House District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-225-2520|
|Sean||Bennett||Senate District email@example.com||843-821-3009|
|Paul||Campbell||Senate District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-569-0089|
|Chip||Campsen||Senate District email@example.com||843-722-0123|
|Stephen||Goldfinch||Senate District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-385-4302|
|Larry||Grooms||Senate District email@example.com||803-212-6400|
|Marlon||Kimpson||Senate District firstname.lastname@example.org||803-212-6132|
|John||Matthews||Senate District email@example.com||803-829-2383|
|Ronnie||Sabb||Senate District firstname.lastname@example.org||843-426-4138|
|Margie||Bright Matthews||Senate District email@example.com||803-212-6108|
|Sandy||Senn||Senate District firstname.lastname@example.org||803-212-6116|
Thank you for your help with this big ask! Have a great weekend.
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