September 17, 2019
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Fair Trade Music is a grassroots campaign raising standards for freelance musicians through organizing, collective action and education.




Tempo 
: Supporting Candidates Who Support Music: AFM members have joined together to support candidates who support music. For musicians, it is critical that we support lawmakers and candidates who fight for issues we care about. Federal law prohibits dues money from being used for most political purposes. That’s why musicians have established TEMPO (Taskforce for Employment of Musicians Promotional Organization). TEMPO is solely comprised of small contributions given by AFM musicians—like you.





LESTER PETRILLO MEMORIAL FUND FOR DISABLED MUSICIANS
Started in 1951 with a $10,000 personal contribution from AFM President James C. Petrillo in memory of his late son, the Lester Petrillo Memorial Fund for Disabled Musicians is a charitable trust fund that provides financial aid to disabled members. This fund is not intended to replace health insurance or provide general loans, but does supply modest amounts of assistance to qualified applicants on an emergency basis. Please call Local 433 at (512) 440-1414 or email info(at)AustinMusician.org for more information.



EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Emergency assistance for traveling members who get stiffed on a job. Please call Local 433 at (512) 440-1414 or email info(at)AustinMusician.org for more information.

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