On September 2, 2021, Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), our lead GYMS Act sponsor and champion in the House of Representatives—along with 46 other Democrats in the House—sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to include relief for gyms in the upcoming reconciliation bill.
47 Representatives Urge Speaker Pelosi to Provide Relief for Gyms
The fitness industry's hard work is paying off, Washington, D.C. is starting to listen. The lead GYMS Act sponsor—and House champion—Representative Mike Quigley (D-IL), along with 46 other House members, sent Speaker Pelosi a letter urging her to include relief for gyms in the upcoming reconciliation bill.
This letter will not only get the attention of the leadership it is directed to, it provides an opportunity to generate press coverage on must-read publications in D.C. “House Democrats Urge Pelosi to Prioritize aid for gyms.”
This letter is only the latest push by #GYMSAct supporters in the House and the Senate to provide financial support for gyms in reconciliation.
Right now, lawmakers are writing the budget reconciliation bill, even though experts don’t expect the House and Senate to vote on the bill until late September. Which will be here before we know it!
We need to support our champions—like Representative Quigley and Senator Duckworth—who are fighting for us!
Below are three ways you can tell your members of Congress that the GYMS Act must be included in the budget reconciliation bill!
- Participate in our 1-click campaign.
- Post this flyer in your club! Print out this QR code flyer and share it with staff and members to get everyone involved in ensuring health and fitness facilities don’t get left behind.
- Share these campaigns on social, in email, everywhere, as much as possible! Anyone can take action on behalf of health and fitness facilities.
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You can make a difference! We have got Washington’s attention. Now we have to demand they support the fitness industry and improve the health of all Americans.
Jeff Perkins is the Assistant Vice President of Government Relations for IHRSA. He's responsible for monitoring and influencing legislation at the state and federal level to protect club business models and operations, and help promote the health benefits of exercise. Jeff enjoys running, soccer, ice hockey, and ice cream, not in that order.