The Main Street Alliance

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.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Representative Jayapal on Why the Paycheck Recovery Act Works Both for Workers and Small Businesses
Speaking directly with Main Street Alliance small business members last Thursday, Representative Jayapal laid out both what already exists in relief packages for small businesses as well as what she and her progressive caucus colleagues are pushing for to include in upcoming packages. From...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Small Biz Oppose Corporate Immunity Push
Main Street Alliance sent a letter to Congressional leaders last week warning them of the danger to small businesses by pushing forward corporate immunity, a long time goal of large corporations looking to undo decades of worker and consumer protections. Download a PDF of the Full Letter, or copy...
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Senator Bernie Sanders Says We Must Be "Flexible and Aggressive" to Save Small Businesses
On a virtual call hosted by the Vermont chapter of the Main Street Alliance yesterday, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with Vermont small business owners on the continuing COVID-19 crisis, and what support is still necessary to shore up a robust small business economy. From the Paycheck Security Act...
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Friday, April 10, 2020
Business and Workers Orgs Applaud Paycheck Guarantee Act As Comprehensive Plan for Economic Recovery
As organizations that represent the interests of American workers, small businesses, and consumers we applaud Representative Jayapal on a bill that finally puts American workers and small businesses ahead of corporations. This is exactly the type of program we need to keep people on payroll and...
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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Small Businesses Need More to Survive COVID-19
On the stimulus bill S. 3548 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, that passed the Senate last night, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance, Amanda Ballantyne had this to say: “The best way to support the economy during this crisis is to keep workers getting paychecks,...
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Friday, October 04, 2019
Trump's New Health Care Executive Order Distracts From Real Health Care Issues for Small Business
As President Trump tries to distract from his sabotage of the Affordable Care Act with this health care announcement and executive order this week, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance, Amanda Ballantyne had this to say: “With the decision on the Texas v US ACA lawsuit eminent, President...
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
In House hearing, Small Business Owners Respond to the Republican Tax Law
Today, as the House Ways & Means Tax Policy Subcommittee held a hearing on tax reform and small businesses, small business owners from across America shared their stories with committee members about how the Republican tax law hurt their businesses, employees, and communities. The Republican...
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
MomsRising & Main Street Alliance Join Small Businesses Across the Country to Mark Equal Pay Day & Highlight Pay Gap Statistics
MomsRising and the Main Street Alliance are joining more than 30 small businesses across the country to brew up some change and call out the gender wage gap. On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 , Equal Pay Day, small businesses in Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New...
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Friday, April 06, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts are Failing Small Businesses, New Report Finds
Far from buoying small businesses, the new tax law Republicans passed late in 2017 is already proving to be more problematic than positive for Main Street. Senator Ron Wyden, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Finance, and Oregon small business owners held a press conference today to release the...
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Small Business Statement on House Spending Bill
In response to the spending bill introduced in the US House late last night, Amanda Ballantyne, the National Director of the Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners , released the following statement: “We’re encouraged to see that the House spending bill is a bipartisan...
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