‘Let us tell you how to open safely’: Event industry workers hold rally in Trenton
Event industry workers went to Trenton Tuesday to protest, saying they've given Gov. Phil Murphy a plan to safely reopen, but they haven't heard anything from state leaders.
The event industry was one of the first to shut down in March, and now, they want more money and support.
"Bowling alleys are open, movie theaters are open, schools are open, malls are open, restaurants are open for indoor dining, but we cannot safely open indoor wedding and social and corporate events,” says Anthony Gerard, with the Live Events Coalition. “That's what we are advocating to Gov. Murphy's office. Just listen to us. Let us tell you how to open these events safely."
The group says the live events industry is the second largest employer in New Jersey.