For Immediate Release

Organization Profile: 

Sarah Crozier,, 303-868-9600

Small Businesses Thrive when Democracy Thrives: Every Vote Counts

WASHINGTON - On the election process, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance Amanda Ballantyne had this to say:

“This was the largest voter turnout in recent history. Americans across race and zip code turned out to stand with and for each other. No matter what the politicians say, it is the people’s will that matters. Small businesses thrive when our democracy thrives. When we count and verify every vote, we will see that the will of the people is clear. Until then, no victory declarations matter.

The basis of American democracy is that we pick our leaders - our leaders do not pick their voters. Election officials are counting every vote and verifying the results, as they have in every previous election. We must uphold the democratic transfer of power. There are tens of millions of votes left to count, and local officials are working hard to count them.

Voters across the country chose initiatives and electeds who will support small businesses - from setting up a paid leave program in Colorado, a way to level the playing field with large corporations, to Senators who will vote to provide the much-needed, comprehensive support small businesses need to get through this ongoing pandemic.”


This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Main Street Alliance is a national network of small business coalitions working to build a new voice for small businesses on important public policy issues. Alliance small business owners share a vision of public policies that work for business owners, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Share This Article