On May 25, Small Business Majority's Vice President of Policy and Advocacy David Chase provided testimony before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing, in regards to LD 1964. The Act would implement recommendations to develop a Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits Program in Maine, legislation that would allow Mainers and local small businesses to access and offer this benefit for their employees, helping them overcome obstacles in attracting and retaining a ready workforce.
Small Business Majority supports the establishment of a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program in Maine
Alongside 12 organizations that support the small business ecosystem, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to immediately address the debt ceiling crisis for the sake of America's entrepreneurs. The organizations outline the ways in which small businesses are already being impacted and how they will be effected if nothing is done. What's more, the letter calls on Congress to ensure that no small business programs are cut in negotiations.
Today, Public Policy Director, Awesta Sarkash, submitted written testimony in favor of SB 499, Clean Slate Texas, to the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs. The legislation would strengthen our economy, expand the talent poll for small businesses, and make Texas a better place to live and work.
Small Business Majority opposes legislation restricting access to reproductive healthcare in North Carolina
On May 4, Small Business Majority's National Women's Entrepreneurship Director Rachel Shanklin submitted a letter to North Carolina House Leadership in opposition to Senate Bill 20, legislation that would ban abortion procedures except in very limited instances. Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare, including abortion, threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of women small business owners and their employees.
Small Business Majority testifies in support critical healthcare protections for Colorado small businesses
On April 25, Small Business Majority's Colorado Director Lindsey Vigoda testified before the Colorado House Public & Behavioral Health & Human Services Committee on HB 23-1303, legislation that includes critical protections for Coloradans and small businesses in the event of an insurance company failure, which would severely impact their ability to access affordable healthcare.
On April 21, Small Business Majority's Georgia Director Rachel Shanklin testified before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means field hearing on the State of the American Economy: The South.
Today, Public Policy Director, Awesta Sarkash, submitted written testimony in favor of SB 499, Clean Slate Texas, to the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice. The legislation would strengthen our economy, expand the talent poll for small businesses, and make Texas a better place to live and work.
Today, Small Business Majority sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the agency to enact its proposed rule to ban non-compete agreements. This letter is accompanied by personal testimony from small business owners impacted by non-compete agreements.
More than 400 small business owners and business organizations signed on to our letter urging the Federal Trade Commission to enact its proposed rule to ban non-compete agreements. Non-compete agreements are a significant impediment to entrepreneurship, create a non-level playing field and impede the ability of employees to maximize their skills.
Small Business Majority Founder and CEO Submits Written Testimony Ahead of House Small Business Committee Hearing
Today, Founder and CEO, John Arensmeyer, submitted written testimony for the House Small Business Committee's "Paying Their Fair Share" hearing, which will occur on April 18th. The testimony outlines tax policy changes and provisions that would help level the playing field for small businesses.