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Your Help Needed to Renew J-1 Summer Work Travel Program

Support This Important Issue

Many Ohio businesses depend on J-1 Summer Work Travel and Camp workers to round out their workforce. We are asking for you to sign up as a business supporting retention of these programs in the federal appropriations bill. 

Please email Melinda Huntley at by 5 p.m. today if you would like your business included on a list of those supporting this issue. 

Support letters will be sent to the respective House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.  The letters are in support of retaining the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program provision that was in Fiscal Years (FY) 2020.  

As reference, please see below links for prior year letters from 2017 and 2018 in support of the provision, as well as fact sheet regarding provision in FY2019 enacted bill.  



Thank you for your quick action and support,

Melinda Huntley, Executive Director, Ohio Travel Association

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