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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


Take action now: The CASE Act Needs You Now

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.



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

By Advocacy, Copyright ReformNo Comments
© 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

By Advocacy, COVID-19No Comments

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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(Updated – 04/26/20) The PPP / EIDL / SBA Programs Are Now (Almost) Open To New Applications

By Advocacy, COVID-19, Current NewsOne Comment

CRITICAL UPDATE: As of Friday, April 24, the new bill authorizing $370 billion to the PPP and EIDL programs has been signed by the President and now we are waiting on the SBA to let us know when they will be processing new EIDL Advance applications. They have told banks that they will start processing new PPP applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30am EST. Check here for the latest updates straight from the SBA. …

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Participate in ASMP COVID-19 Economic Relief Survey

By Advocacy, COVID-19, Strictly Business BlogNo Comments
Thank you to all who participated in the recent ASMP COVID-19 Impact Survey. The results will be reported shortly. Your participation has assisted us with communicating the needs of the creative community - freelancers and small business owners - to key Congressional leaders for their consideration in legislative discussions about COVID-19 relief funding. As ASMP ramps up its advocacy campaigns to continue urging federal and state funding for COVID-19 economic relief programs, we would like...
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