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Dear New Orleans Local Member,

As I shelter in place, as most of us are, I have to remember that I am not alone. Although I don’t know your individual hardships, I do know you have them. During this difficult time that we all are experiencing, I want to let you know some of the things we are doing as we face the challenges ahead.

Please know that during this difficult time, SAG-AFTRA’s top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our members. We are aware of the challenges many members face as production has temporarily ceased. SAG-AFTRA is regularly updating its COVID-19 resource page on the website with the latest updates so please continue to check this site.

In addition, it is critical in the coming weeks that we work together and advocate for our fellow members and our local communities. To assist members of the New Orleans Local, our local board has compiled helpful resources available to members living in Louisiana and Mississippi and have listed these below. This will be updated online as needed.

While this evolving situation seems to be moving quickly at times, please know staff are working remotely to ensure the union’s core functions, including residuals processing, continue. Click here for a list of our local support staff and local board members. Please contact me at neworleans.president@sagaftra.org.

Download the SAG-AFTRA member app to be the first to receive the latest news. Sign up for direct deposit so residuals are securely deposited in your bank account. Watch your emails for the latest updates and possible calls to action. Stay safe by following the advice of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the guidance of local government authorities. And please look out for one another.

In solidarity,

Diana Boylston
New Orleans Local President

Louisiana Resources
City of New Orleans
Louisiana Department of Health
Louisiana Workforce Commission Unemployment Insurance
United Ways in Louisiana
Feeding Louisiana
Freelancers Union Relief Fund
Louisiana Stay At Home One Pager
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services Assistance
Louisiana Unclaimed Property
Music COVID Relief
New Orleans Business Alliance Relief Fund
New Orleans Musician’s Clinic Resources
Louisiana Workforce Commission Coronavirus Information by Division 
Platforms Fund Creative Response Relief Fund 2020
The Howlin’ Wolf Meals for Musicians

Mississippi Resources
Community Foundation of Great Memphis
General Information on the Unemployment Insurance Program
Mississippi Department of Employment Security
Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Mississippi Film Alliance
Mississippi State Department of Health
Mississippi Unclaimed Property
Move on Up Mississippi
Oxford Mississippi Coronavirus Resources
United Ways in Mississippi
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

Additional Resources
Alcoholics Anonymous
Americans for the Arts
American Society of Journalists & Authors Writers Emergency Assistance Fund
Artist Relief
Authors League Fund
Carnegie Fund for Authors
CERF + (Formerly the Craft Emergency Relief Fund)
Covid-19 Freelance Artist Resource
Crisis Text Line
Emergency Funds for Artists in All Disciplines
Emergency Funds for Writers
Emergency Funds for Visual Artists
Emergency Funds for Musicians
Film Fest Database (tracking postponements)
Food Pantries  
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants Program
Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund
MPPWF (Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund) 
Music Maker Relief Foundation
MusicCares Foundation
Musicians Foundation
NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness)
National Diaper Bank  
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
New Music Solidarity Fund
SAG-AFTRA Foundation YouTube
SAG-AFTRA Wellness Tips
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Small Business Association Emergency Loan Assistance
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
The PEN Writers Fund
U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Community Care
Union Plus:  SAVE MY HOME
United States Bartenders’ Guild National Charity Foundation
Women Arts


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