Tell Congress to Support 501(c)(7) Organizations

Congress recently passed the $2 trillion CARES Act to support businesses, working individuals, and families struggling to deal with the fallout of COVID-19. While the golf industry was not specifically excluded from the bill, clubs that are organized as a 501(c)(7) - and the employees who work for them - do not currently qualify for some benefits included in the bill, specifically the Paycheck Protection Program.  Congress is expected to take up additional legislation in the coming days to fix issues such as this that may have been overlooked in the CARES Act. Although not all golf courses are organized as a 501(c)(7), many are, and the overall strength of the golf industry relies upon fair treatment for all facilities. Use the action alert below to tell your members of Congress to include 501(c)(7) organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program. Also, please reach out to congressional contacts you’ve established as an Ambassador. You can use this alert as talking points.   If your club is, in fact, organized as a 501(c)(7), we encourage you to personalize your message by including details, such as your club name and number of employees impacted by the club's current exclusion from PPP. Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support 501(c)(7) Organizations Thank you, GCSAA Government Affairs

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