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    Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Paycheck Protection Program: A Guide for Freelance Translators and Interpreters

    In response to the economic crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. federal government launched a number of programs to help businesses and individuals who would not normally be eligible for emergency funding or unemployment benefits. Two of these programs are potentially interesting for freelance translators and interpreters, who may be eligible for support under at least one of the programs.

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    ATA Statement on Racism and Inequality

    As a professional association that brings together over 9,000 language experts of diverse backgrounds, many of whom work directly with underprivileged people, the American Translators Association stands in solidarity with our members and colleagues who are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC), as well as those in the communities they serve.

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    California Senate Labor Committee Shelves SB 900 Amending AB 5

    California’s Senate Bill 900, an amendment which would have exempted specified translators and interpreters from the ABC test under the state’s Assembly Bill 5, was shelved by the Senate Labor Committee on May 14.

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    Last Chance to Advocate for Amendments to AB 1850!

    California Assembly Bill 1850 has passed the Assembly and been sent to the Senate. It is imperative that you contact your senator and demand that “professional translators and interpreters” be exempt from the stringent ABC test under AB 5, in favor of the previous Borello test.

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    ATA 2020 Elections: Slate of Candidates

    ATA will hold its regularly scheduled elections at the upcoming 2020 ATA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, to elect three directors for a three-year term.

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    ATA Members and the CARES Act

    Congress passed, and President Trump signed into law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which is intended to mitigate the impact of the nationwide economic shutdown. Here is a summary of the provisions that are pertinent to ATA members.

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