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Better Federal Relief is Needed to Solve the Freelance Crisis in America

Here’s another important article from the National Freelancers Union:

Better Federal Relief is Needed to Solve the Freelance Crisis in America

It’s been seven weeks since the CARES Act, the first major piece of legislation aimed at addressing the coronavirus crisis, was signed into law. That law created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and the Paycheck Protection Program, two initiatives that were intended to provide critical aid for freelance and self-employed individuals, who have been doubly affected both by shutdowns to contain the spread of the virus and by the resulting economic downturn.

Nearly two months later, the facts are impossible to ignore: millions of freelancers — 84% of those who responded to our recent survey — haven’t received a dollar.

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