Rep. Ryan Peters and Rep. Jean Stanfield are soliciting residents’ assistance through an email campaign to Governor Murphy’s office

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Rep. Ryan Peters and Rep. Jean Stanfield are soliciting residents’ assistance through an email campaign to Governor Murphy’s office

Help claim the remaining CARES funds for grants and loans to save small businesses

Dear residents,

We ask you to help us fight for our small business community. Perhaps no one has been more financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic than our men and women who own and run small businesses and the people who employ them. Government mandates have forced them to shut down for months or work with limited capacity, which has made reaching the profit margins necessary to operate almost impossible.

Our business community has been responsible for doing everything in their power to prevent the virus from spreading through their facilities and should be lauded as heroes for doing everything they can for this fight, but they cannot go on doing this on their own . If our state mandates that they close or operate at a certain capacity, then the manager in charge of those mandates should do everything possible to ensure that these small businesses have the means and the means to pay their employees to stay stable. Help us send a message to Governor Phil Murphy to help make this happen.

There is about $ 200 million in federal funding remaining from the CARES bill. This money must be spent before the turn of the year and should be allocated to precisely those people who are most affected by mandates.

We have provided a sample message that you can send to the governor’s office by following the instructions below. Your voices can make a difference. Please make your voice heard for the benefit of all small businesses in New Jersey. If we don’t act now, people will continue to lose the businesses they put their blood, sweat and tears into.

Thank you for your time and your commitment to our business world.

Sincere,

Assembly MP Ryan Peters & Assembly MP Jean Stanfield

To send a support message, follow the instructions below:

1). Click https://www.nj.gov/governor/Contact/

2). Select Business from the Email Topic drop-down menu

3). Include personal contact information in the online form

4). In the subject line of the email, write: Please release the remaining CARES Act money to fund grants and small business loans

5). Cut and paste the message in the text box below (personalize if you want)

Dear Governor Phil Murphy,

I am reaching out to you on behalf of the thousands of small business owners and employees in New Jersey to request that all remaining CARES Act funding go into grants and loans to keep our Main Street community alive. There are approximately $ 200 million in funding left, less than a month before the December 30th deadline, to allocate funding for the CARES bill. Small businesses shouldn’t have to wait another day for relief, however.

The women and men who run our local restaurants, shops and markets invest their entire lives in building businesses that provide jobs for our communities and form the backbone of our cities. You are now facing extreme financial hardship as many are being forced to close permanently through no fault of their own.

Almost all of our small businesses have been responsible and have done what society and our government asked them to do to protect people and prevent the virus from spreading, but they cannot shoulder this burden on their own. Since they are tasked with shutting down or working to a certain extent, their government should have their backs free and provide the means to help them get through this.

I know your office has put in place various grant and loan programs to help small businesses and I thank you for that. However, the time to empty the tank is now. Every day that goes by is another potential business closure. We need to release the rest of the CARES Act money to our mom and pop businesses, and quickly.

Please ensure that the remaining federal funds are allocated to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority through small business grant and loan programs. New Jersey will never be the same if we lose the restaurants, shops, and businesses that make our cities unique. We must do everything we can to save them.

Thanks for your time.

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