The New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority has over $600 million in assets, mostly from taxes that come from the hospitality industry (hotel and food & beverage taxes) . Almost $200 million is being reserved as a cushion; however, hospitality workers have needed relief since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that this money could be best used to support and sustain these workers.
Along with over 40 members, ROC NOLA and the Coalition to Create a Fair Fund for Hospitality Workers are calling for $100 million of that fund to go towards a relief fund that goes to those workers who have been directly affected.
Use this already drafted email to send to your council member
Sign this petition that we will submit to the NOEHA board
Tweet your support for a #FAIRFUNDNOW