Press Releases

Press Release Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Small Business Majority’s National Latino Entrepreneurship Director, Xiomara Peña, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement this week that it will suspend certain visas through the end of the year. 

Topic(s):
COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Immigration, Job Creation, Minority entrepreneurship, Workforce Issues
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Washington, DC – Hoy, la Directora de Programas Nacionales para la Comunidad Latina de Small Business Majority, Xiomara Peña, emitió la siguiente declaración en respuesta al anuncio de la Administración de Trump esta semana de que suspenderá ciertas visas hasta el final de este año. 

Topic(s):
COVID-19, Entrepreneurship, Immigration, Job Creation, Minority entrepreneurship, Workforce Issues
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Washington, DC – With less than a week until the deadline for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and apply for loan forgiveness, Small Business Majority called on Congress to extend the application deadline from June 30, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19
Press Release Date:
Saturday, June 20, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO, John Arensmeyer, issued the following statement on the agreement between Congress, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on how Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrower data will be made publicly available.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19
Press Release Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Request comes with a suggested model for protecting the privacy of the most vulnerable borrowers, while also conducting proper oversight and transparency of the program

Washington, DC — Today, Small Business Majority Founder and CEO John Arensmeyer called on U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza to develop an oversight mechanism of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In a letter sent to the Administration, Small Business Majority proposed a straightforward approach to collecting relevant borrower information, while making publicly available only the full data of the highest 15% of borrowers.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19
Press Release Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Washington, DC – Today, Small Business Majority’s National Latino Entrepreneurship Director, Xiomara Peña, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as "Dreamers," to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Immigration, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2020

Washington, DC – Hoy, la Directora de Programas Nacionales para la Comunidad Latina de Small Business Majority, Xiomara Peña, emitió la siguiente declaración después de que la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos de América dictaminó que la Administración de Trump no puede llevar a cabo su plan para cerrar el programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), que ha permitido que casi 800,000 jóvenes conocidos como “Dreamers,” hayan evitado la deportación, y puedan permanecer en los Estados Unidos. 

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Immigration, Minority entrepreneurship
Press Release Date:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Statement from John Arensmeyer, Founder and CEO at Small Business Majority on the United States Supreme Court ruling that no longer can an individual be discriminated against based on their gender identity or sexual orientation.

“America’s economy is strongest when it is diverse and inclusive. At no time is this more evident than today, as we collectively dedicate ourselves to building a truly equitable society, free from systemic racism and other forms of discrimination. As such, we applaud the Supreme Court’s landmark 6-3 decision that civil rights laws include members of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace.

Topic(s):
LGBTQ Nondiscrimination, Workforce Issues
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

State establishes two new grant and loan programs for businesses left behind by federal stimulus package, but several critical issues remain unresolved

Denver, CO – As the 2020 legislative session comes to an end, the Colorado State Legislature passed several key pieces of legislation to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis and better compete with larger businesses in the future. Two bills that passed (SB20-222 and HB20-1413) will establish new recovery loan and grant programs for small businesses left behind by federal stimulus programs, like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).   

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Retirement
Press Release Date:
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Denver, Colorado — Today, Hunter Railey, Colorado Director at Small Business Majority issued the following statement after the Colorado Legislature passed SB20-200, which would establish the Colorado Secure Savings Program, a state-facilitated retirement program for private-sector employees.

Topic(s):
Access to Capital, COVID-19, Financial Reform

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