These are challenging times, with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic threatening thousands of lives and livelihoods.

Many massage therapists, clinics and spas have taken the bold step of closing their doors — and many others have been told to do so by a governmental agency.

Businesspeople & ICs Need Relief

Many of you are out of employment or out of practice as you practice social distancing to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. We encourage you to be in contact with your clients during these trying times, to remind them that you will be ready to work with them when the time is right.

It’s also important to be in touch with your elected representatives, to let them know that you support legislation that would offer financial aid to independent contractors, small businesses and the self-employed.

Click here and enter your zip code to locate the contact information for your congressperson.

How to Write a Letter to Your Congressperson

According to WriteExpress, some points to remember when writing to your congressperson include:

– Let them know you are a constituent and also state your name upfront;

– State the purpose of the letter (or email);

– Make a request

– Thank your congressperson for reading your letter.