ASAE Wraps Up American Associations Week

ASAE concluded its virtual American Associations Week 2020 (AAW) today with a call for continued advocacy and outreach to legislative offices to help associations gain access to federal relief programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. ASAE has developed a community sign-on letter urging Congress to include 501(c)(6) associations in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), created to… Read more »

CBO Says COVID-19 Will Haunt U.S. Economy for Years

The COVID-19 pandemic has shrunk the U.S. economy by roughly $4 trillion already, according to recent projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the CBO said a $2.7 trillion downgrade to projections of consumer spending accounted for about two-thirds of the decline. Consumer spending is the… Read more »

Mnuchin Outlines Priorities in Next COVID-19 Relief Bill

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin this week previewed the Trump administration’s priorities in the next COVID-19 relief package, which include bolstering the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and changes to “fix” unemployment insurance. In testimony before the Senate Small Business Committee, Mnuchin signaled that President Trump would be supportive of another economic stimulus bill despite touting a… Read more »

American Associations Week Kicks Off June 15

ASAE’s American Associations Week (AAW), a free, virtual education and advocacy event for associations, will kick off Monday, June 15, with a policy briefing on ASAE’s current asks of Congress in the next COVID-19 relief package. Events are scheduled throughout the week for associations to engage with policymakers including Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Reps…. Read more »

ASAE Podcast Continues to Spotlight Association COVID Work

The latest episode of ASAE’s ‘Stronger by Association’ podcast highlights associations’ continued work to help society respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and move toward eventual recovery. Hosted by ASAE Vice President of Public Policy Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, the episode includes background on the association community’s COVID-19 efforts from ASAE President and CEO Susan Robertson,… Read more »