Iconic Indiana Venues Signal "Red Alert" in Support of Young’s RESTART Act
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Event venues in more than 50 cities in the United States participated in a #RedAlertRESTART Day of Action on Tuesday night in support of U.S. Senator Todd Young’s RESTART Act. In Indiana, dozens of entertainment venues lit their buildings with red lights to encourage passage of the legislation.
The RESTART Act, co-authored by Senator Young (R-Ind.) and Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), would provide a long-term, partially forgivable working capital loan based on revenue decline for the businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic and government-mandated closures. The entertainment industry has been hit particularly hard. Wemakeevents.org, which organized the demonstration, says 96 percent of companies in the live event industry, many of which are small businesses, have been forced to cut staff.
“Last night’s show of support comes at a critical time for Hoosier businesses that have been sidelined by the pandemic,” Senator Young said. “In the coming days, we will have the opportunity to pass legislation to provide real relief for employers and workers who are hurting through no fault of their own. If we fail to act, these venues could close permanently, taking with them thousands of jobs.”
Dozens of Indiana businesses took part in the #RedAlertRESTART Day of Action. A selection of photos posted to venues’ social media accounts can be found below.
Pictured above is the Indiana Convention Center located in Indianapolis.
Pictured above is the Indiana Farmers Coliseum located in Indianapolis.
Pictured above is the Minnetrista Gathering Place located in Muncie.
Pictured above is the Paramount Theater in Anderson.
Pictured above is the Hoosier Dome located in Indianapolis.
Pictured above is the Bankers Life Fieldhouse located in Indianapolis.
Pictured above is Victory Field located in Indianapolis.
Pictured above is the Lucas Oil Stadium located in Indianapolis.
Pictured above is Hi-Fi located in Indianapolis.
Pictured above is Ford Center located in Evansville.
Pictured above is the Old National Events Plaza located in Evansville.
Pictured above is Victory Theater located in Evansville.
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