Eventbrite leads effort, along with Airbnb, Etsy, Thumbtack and Upwork to ask Washington for additional financial relief for small businesses, sole proprietors and the self-employed

Eventbrite’s community of event creators bring people together, while simultaneously driving small business growth and adding immeasurable value to the social and cultural fabric of their communities. These are the self-employed, sole proprietors and small businesses who use our platform to earn income, and in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, we know their livelihoods  – and the lives of consumers – have been dramatically upended. 

We are committed to the strength and vitality of all of our event creators through this incredibly challenging time and to help them survive this crisis, we need bold, sweeping action. 

Today, Eventbrite sent a joint letter with Airbnb, Etsy, Thumbtack and Upwork to Congressional Leadership offering suggestions for the CARES Act 2.0 to improve federal relief efforts so they are accessible to and effective for the underrepresented small business owners whose livelihoods depend on live events. We’re doing everything we can to advocate for the people who create culture-shifting experiences and everything that goes with them: jobs, community-building, ingenuity, and inspiration. 

Protecting this vital part of our social fabric will require enormous collective support. Eventbrite succeeds when creators succeed, and we’re together in this storm. We will not stop advocating on behalf of our creators and together, we will move through this turbulent time to see people once again enjoying live experiences.

Read the letter to Congressional Leadership here.

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