Several live communication companies and associations in the U.S. have come together to offer U.S. President Biden the support of the industry with the ambitious goal of vaccinating 100 million Americans in 100 days. "Live events is one of the best prepared, best equipped, most experienced industries in America to manage and control large crowds in a rapid, organised fashion", the letter states, and continues: "Moving people in, out, and around a public gathering space swiftly and safely is the foundation of our industry. Additionally, our familiarity using ticketing systems for advanced notification, timed entry and crowd management can greatly improve patient experience before and during vaccination as well as on-site management."
AEG, Bandit Lites, The Broadway League, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), Live Nation, National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), National Independent Talent Organization (NITO), National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), Oak View Group, Save Live Events Now, and We Make Events.
It further claims that the organisations from the live event sector can design, deliver, and manage the infrastructure as well as the people needed to staff them. "We have been closed for nearly one full year to protect public health. Please let us now go to work to protect public health. We share your goal to get America back to work, school and in gathering places of all kinds, quickly and safely", the letter closes.