Milwaukee buildings light up in red in support of hard-hit industries, RESTART Act

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The service and hospitality industries are among those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday night, Sept. 1, more than 20 buildings in Milwaukee will be illuminated in red to show solidarity with professionals struggling to make a living.

There will also be a "non-event" happening at Fiserv Forum.

Chairs will sit empty, a buffet will go uneaten and a stage will be set up for no one to perform on.

Organizers say they want to show how valuable these industries are to the community.

"But also just to make sure the RESTART Act is supported by all of our community and that we can provide further relief to people that have lost their jobs and experienced difficulty," said David Carusoe, president of Dynamic Events by David Carusoe. 

The RESTART Act would extend the Paycheck Protection Program among other things.

Milwaukee won't be the only city lit up in red Tuesday night. 

More than 1,000 buildings across North America will join in.

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