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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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Small Businesses and the American People Demand to Be a Priority Over Corporate Immunity and Supreme Court Confirmations
On McConnell’s latest attempt to run through a sham bill and undermine negotiations, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance Amanda Ballantyne had this to say: “Today’s vote and yesterday’s procedural show mean nothing to the small businesses waiting months for needed COVID relief. Followed...
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Friday, October 16, 2020
New Poll: Nearly Half of Black-Owned Small Businesses Closed Permanently Or Will Soon Shutter Due to Insufficient Federal COVID Relief
As critical federal coronavirus relief legislation remains stalled in negotiations between lawmakers and the White House, a new poll from Color Of Change and Main Street Alliance out today reveals Black-owned small businesses are being decimated by government inaction and racial inequities. Barring...
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Monday, October 12, 2020
Continued Republican Resistance to COVID Relief Puts Small Businesses at Risk
On the continued Republican resistance to COVID relief, Campaigns Director for the Main Street Alliance Cynthia Ward Wikstrom had this to say: “As nomination hearings start today for the Supreme Court vacancy it is clear Senate Republicans have chosen dismantling health care, during a pandemic, as...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Small Businesses Aghast at Trump Stopping Covid Relief Negotiations
On the news that Covid relief negotiations were halted by President Trump over Twitter, Executive Director Amanda Ballantyne had this to say: "For Trump to stop negotiations on urgently needed relief, stating he will only resume negotiations after he 'wins' the election shows callous disregard for...
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Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Poll Shows Small Business Owners Support Multinational Tax Transparency
Small business owners in the United States strongly support mandating increased tax disclosures for multinational corporations, according to a new, nationwide poll released Tuesday by Main Street Alliance. The scientific poll of 600 small business owners across the United States found that 3 out of...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Small Businesses Urge Immediate Passage of Updated COVID Relief Bill
On the release of the updated HEROES Act and renewed negotiations for COVID relief in Congress, Cynthia Ward Wikstrom, Campaigns Director for Main Street Alliance had this to say: “This renewed push for support is critical to our nation's small businesses and American workers, particularly our...
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Thursday, September 10, 2020
Political Showmanship Won't Support Small Businesses
In response to the failure of the GOP “Skinny Bill” Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance Amanda Ballantyne had this to say: Small businesses do not need political showmanship that goes nowhere and ignores the desperate financial circumstances that millions of Americans are facing. Had...
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Monday, August 10, 2020
Executive Orders Are a Distraction From What Small Businesses Actually Need Now
On the COVID related Executive Orders from President Trump this weekend, Main Street Alliance Executive Director Amanda Ballantyne had this to say: “These executive orders are a distraction from what American families and small businesses actually need, which is a long term solution to keep our...
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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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