R.I.S.E. stands for Recovery Initiative to Support Employment - an initiative the SBAC has been actively fighting to have passed since the pandemic began.
Illinois self-employed business owners, members of the gig economy and independent contractors have been devastated because of the pandemic. Many employees, including those dependent on entertainment, travel and large gatherings have lost their jobs. The reality is that some of those whose livelihood has been most significantly impacted by the pandemic may not be able to restart their business or return to their prior work. Illinois politicians must swiftly help small businesses retrain and hire displaced employees.
RISE Fest supports local entertainers all of whom have been severely affected by the pandemic.
Join us to give them a voice again.