Dear Elected Official,
More than 50,000 New Yorkers and their families — mostly immigrants and people of color — depend on the hotel industry. But the virus has caused more than 200 hotels to close, leading to unemployment for thousands, and a huge hit to tourism and our economy.
Now hotels and their workers are on the edge of an even greater crisis as debts mount. If they don't get help now, New York will lose thousands more jobs and it will take years for the industry to recover, costing us tax revenue and slowing our economic recovery.
To keep New Yorkers employed and hotels open, we ask that you support the Key to NYC agenda and give the hotel industry some needed relief. We are not asking for a tax break or a handout. We are asking that struggling hotels simply not to be penalized for late property tax payments under these extraordinary circumstances:
With your help, hotels will stay open, New Yorkers will stay employed, and New York will be ready to take full advantage of the recovery when visitors return to our great city. Because if hotels are open for business, New York is open for business.
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Thank you. We hope that you will sign on as a supporter of Key to NYC.