10 Ways Small Business Voices Can Be Heard This Election

    1. Display election information at point of sale, on your outdoor marquis or in your window so that passersby are reminded to vote. MN Secretary of State
    2. Encourage everyone to vote by putting a newsletter article on your website, in your e-news, and on social media. Share a story about what matters most to you this year as a Minnesotan small business owner.
    3. Talk your staff about the importance of voting in staff meetings, board meetings, and in program updates.
    4. Include a NOVEMBER 6 — VOTE! reminder in staff meetings or program updates a month before Election Day, and in payroll envelopes that go out closest to Election Day or put a reminder in staff mailboxes.
    5. Put a NOVEMBER 6 — VOTE! message in your email signature so that every email you send reminds people to vote and Send emails to your staff, members, customers or clients, board, and volunteers encouraging them to vote
    6. Write a letter to the editor or op-ed to respond to the way candidates frame the needs of small business owners.  Determine whether it reflects your values and priorities, and make sure your voice is heard
    7. Host candidates in your business to talk about your priorities and help change the narrative about what small businesses in Minnesota want this election. Reach out to campaigns and host door- knocks from your business- share with the campaign what issues matter to your business.
    8. Attend candidate forums, round tables and meetings to ask candidates where they stand on the MSA platform and other issues that matter to you as a small business owner 
    9. Join our team of small business spokespeople who are prepared to talk to the media about the issues, candidates, and the importance of civic engagement.
    10. Host an Election Day Party or create a promotion on Election Day to remind customers and employees to vote. Or even take time off to help GOTV!




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