Equal Pay Day at Your Local Coffee Shop!

By Sara Alcid
This post originally appeared on MomsRising

 

$840 billion?! 

That’s how much women in the US lose collectively each year to the wage gap. What would you do with your share of that $840 billion? I can think of a few things!

If your answer didn’t involve chocolate, here’s some math to consider: each year, the average woman would be able to afford 15 more months of child care or 78 more weeks of food for her family if the wage gap didn’t exist.

Women’s wages fuel our businesses, economy, and most importantly -- working families.

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Small Business Statement on House Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, DC --- 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:

 

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Small Business Tax Impact 2018

Trump-Republican Tax Giveaway Impact on Main Street Small Business Owners

Summary of Trump-Republican Tax Giveaway

Republicans jammed through the Trump-Republican Tax Giveaway to give a massive tax cut to wealthy donors and big corporations at the expense of Main Street. It balloons the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion, gives billions of dollars in tax breaks to corporations to outsource jobs, leaves 13 million Americans without health coverage, and Republicans want to pay for it with trillions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education and other critical programs small business owners and our communities rely on.

Click here for the full Fact Sheet

 

 

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Sen. Bernie Sanders to Join Repeal the TrumpTax Tour in Cedar Rapids

Sanders Will Headline Rally, joined by a Small Business Owner and Others Urging Constituents to Hold Republicans Accountable for Raising Taxes on Middle-Class Iowans

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Small Business Owner Testimony on Conformity with the Federal Tax and Jobs Act of 2017

Davis Senseman, Founder of Davis Law Office and Advisory Board Member of the Main Street Alliance MN, prepared testimony for the Minnesota state legislature's House Tax Committee about state conformity with the Federal Tax and Jobs Act of 2017.

 

A transcript of the testimony is below.

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Small Businesses Stand with Dreamers as Senate Debate Continues

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on four immigration proposals tonight or tomorrow, Friday February 16, ahead of a week-long Congressional recess. Amanda Ballantyne, National Director of Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners, released the following statement:

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Small Business Statement on Spending Bill that Fails Immigrants

Statement from Amanda Ballantyne, National Director of Main Street Alliance, a national network of small business owners, on the spending bill Congress passed in the early hours on February 9, 2018:

 

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Twenty-five years later, a long way to go for small businesses on paid leave

WASHINGTON, DC – Small business owners say that a national paid leave program remains a priority, according to a new report released today. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which outlined only unpaid leave for U.S. workers.

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MN Small Businesses Not Sold on Tax Bill, Trump Immigration Plan

For Immediate Release
January 31, 2018
Contact: Corinne Horowitz
612-232-1655, corinne@mainsteetalliance.org

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- Following last night’s State of the Union, Minnesota business owners took to Twitter to voice concerns about the ramifications for Main Street of the GOP’s new tax law and the most recent attack on immigrants.

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Small business owners still not sold on tax bill, Trump immigration plan

WASHINGTON, DC --- Following last night’s State of the Union, business owners across the country took to Twitter to voice concerns about the ramifications for Main Street of the GOP's new tax law and the most recent attack on immigrants. 

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