ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

 

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The mission of ASMP Advocacy efforts are designed to empower still and motion photographers, and associated imaging professionals; and educate both members and non-members about policies that impact both the person and the profession.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has
. – Margaret Mead

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Take action now: Ask your Representative NOW to vote YES on the CASE Act

For information about the CASE Act, go to CASE Act Central.

Additional information about ASMP’s Small Claims advocacy efforts and actions, go to Small Claims Report.

Join the discussion on advocacy with the ASMP community in the NEW ASMP Forums.

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ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A – May 29

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  Friday May 29 @3pmET Join ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey, and ASMP Advocacy Counsel Mike Klipper for the 11th weekly open forum addressing the challenges photographers and their support teams currently face during this pandemic. Bring your questions. If you are unable to attend, this Town Hall will be recorded and posted on the COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A Archives page where videos for previous Town Hall Q&As are posted....
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ASMP Urges Senate Leaders to Push New Stimulus Legislation to Benefit Freelancers and Microbusinesses

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© Michael Judkins   Arguing that Congress’s prior COVID-19-related stimulus packages have done little help to help freelancers, the self-employed, and microbusinesses, ASMP joined with a number of other creators' rights organizations* to urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer to support new legislation that provides more specific and effective relief to their members “who are being financially devastated by the pandemic.” See letter to Senators McConnell and Schumer. The trade...
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ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A – May 22

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  Friday May 22@ 3pmET   Certified Public Accountant Trish Jeffrey will join ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey, and ASMP Advocacy Counsel Mike Klipper for the 10th weekly open forum addressing the challenges photographers and their support teams currently face. We will also discuss recent advocacy efforts, the newly released PPP Loan Forgiveness application that came out last Friday night, as well as some brand new (and significantly important) tips...
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CASE Act-ion Alert: May Campaign to Secure Senate Co-Sponsors

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© nps.gov We have 20 Senate CASE Act co-sponsors to date. Let’s up this number and get the CASE Act passed! With the Senate's return to Capitol Hill this week, ASMP and its advocacy partners are encouraging CASE Act advocates to send messages to non-sponsoring Senators to urge their support of the CASE Act by becoming a co-sponsor of S.1273, and encourage the full Senate to pass the CASE Act in this session of Congress....
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Chairman Nadler Gives Boost to Ensure Federal Stimulus Programs Protect Microbusinesses and Self-Employed Individuals

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Over the past few weeks, ASMP, and other similarly situated organizations, have urged members of Congress to take steps to ensure that microbusinesses of 10 or less employees –a category that fits most ASMP members–are treated more fairly under the SBA’s PPP and EIDL programs. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee gave such efforts a boost last week when he submitted a statement for the record to the Small Business…

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ASMP COVID-19 Town Hall Q&A – May 1

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Friday May 1@ 3pmET Join ASMP Executive Director Tom Kennedy, ASMP General Counsel Tom Maddrey, and ASMP Copyright Counsel Mike Klipper for the seventh in a series of “Town Hall Q&A” sessions. This set of Town Hall events is another way to hear from our members, and provide current, practical, and sound advice in these tough times. Updates on the SBA's PPP and EIDL programs, along with updates on ASMP advocacy, so bring your questions....
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