AMUSEMENT INDUSTRY COALITION TAKES MESSAGE TO THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATORS

The American Amusement Machine Association, International Association of Trampoline Parks, and Roller-Skating Association International Join Together to Request Fair Treatment and State Funded Support for Their Members

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – NOVEMBER 30, 2020 – The American Amusement Machine Association, (AAMA), International Association of Trampoline Parks, (IATP), and the Roller Skating Association International, (RSA) sent a joint letter to the National Conference of State Legislators, (NCSL). In it, they requested consistency across leisure and entertainment industry sectors, as it relates to re-opening and operations, state funding for leisure businesses as they try to sustain at restricted or no capacity, and recognition that our facilities are practicing health and safety protocols that meet or exceed CDC Guidelines.

ABOUT THE LETTER TO THE NCSL
The impetus to send a letter to the NCSL arose from the October “Virtual Visit to Capitol Hill” AAMA organized with their D.C. based federal advocacy agency, Dentons. During the Virtual Visit, representatives from AAMA, IATP, and RSA met with three senior staff members from NCSL, including:

  • DC Office Director, Molly Ramsdell
  • Director of Programing, Caroline Carlson
  • Director of Employment, Labor and Retirement Program, Suzanne Hultin​​​

NCSL representatives requested a letter from the industry coalition detailing the challenges Covid-19 has presented our community.

The full content of the letter can be read by clicking here.

ABOUT THE AAMA
The American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA) is an international not-for-profit 501(c)6 trade organization representing the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, professional service providers, and location owner/operators for the coin-operated amusement industry. Our mission is to preserve, protect, and promote our industry through legislative advocacy, education, events, networking, and member programs.

ABOUT THE IATP
The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) is a 501(c)(6) industry trade association whose purpose is to promote optimally safe operations, facilitate commercial success and stimulate the growth of the trampoline park industry. For more information about the association, visit www.indoortrampolineparks.org.

Membership inquiries should be directed to Bethany Evans, Executive VP, at 717-910-4534 or email bethany@indoortrampolineparks.org

ABOUT RSA
The Roller Skating Association (RSA) is a trade association that serves commercial (for-profit) skating center owner/operators. It also serves those involved in various facets of the roller related industry such as teachers, coaches, manufacturers, distributors, and other elements of the family entertainment industry. It seeks to promote the success of our members through education and advancing the roller skating business.

For more information about the Roller Skating Association International, please contact Jim McMahon, Executive Director, at 317-347-2626 Ext. 104 or jmcmahon@rollerskating.com.

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