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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Friday, August 07, 2020
July Jobs Report Shows Urgency Needed on Extending UI to keep Small Businesses Alive
On the release of the July Jobs Report today, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance, Amanda Ballantyne had this to say: “It’s clear economic recovery is going to be a long, slow slog and we are nowhere near the end of this crisis. In addition to slowing job growth this month, unemployment...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Advisory for Zoom Press Conference
Tomorrow, Thursday, July 30 at 1:00 PM ET, the Center for Popular Democracy and the Main Street Alliance will hold a virtual press conference to demand that Congress provide greater protection for workers, families, and small business owners in the new COVID-19 relief bill. The proposal recently...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More Needed to Support Small Businesses
With the majority of small businesses out of PPP dollars and unemployment benefits ending this week, the piecemeal bills that make up the Senate Republicans’ HEALS Act are simply not enough. More is needed to strengthen support for both working families and small businesses, who will need each...
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Friday, June 12, 2020
Trump Administration Must Release PPP Data Immediately
On the Trump administration’s decision not to release the SBA loan data, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance Amanda Ballantyne had this to say: “Without transparency as to which businesses received the taxpayer funded Paycheck Protection Program, it will be impossible to assess whether...
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Thursday, May 28, 2020
PPP Changes Pass House as Small Businesses Hit First Loan Deadlines
On the passage of the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act in House today, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance Amanda Ballantyne has this to say: “The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act is a first step in addressing the design flaws of the PPP, however additional improvements are...
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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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