Washington, DC —Today, small business owners and other community members across the country turned out in droves to cast their ballots for candidates supporting Main Street.
Amanda Ballantyne, National Director of Main Street Alliance, gave the following response to the midterm results:
“As we look ahead to 2019, both newly elected officials and those who held their seats should remember the important role Main Street businesses play in our country. Small businesses are at the heart of successful communities and help build a strong local and national economy by creating secure, well-paid jobs. Tonight’s results demonstrate how essential policies that strengthen our economy are, not only to small business owners, but to all voters.
“Voters have clearly pushed back against racism, hate and divisive politics. This is a referendum on the policies pushed by the president that further rig the game for big corporations, like massive tax giveaways and loopholes that let them skip out on their share of taxes. This is a referendum on Congressional leaders and an administration that has pushed health care further out of reach for small business owners and their customers and has failed to support a strong Main Street economy. Our elected officials should seize this opportunity to improve our policies around paid family and medical leave, healthcare, taxes, immigration, and more, which in turn will create a level playing field for businesses of every size and strengthen local economies across the country.”
The Main Street Alliance works to provide small businesses a voice on the most pressing public policy issues across the nation. Our advocacy promotes vibrant businesses and healthy communities, and fosters leadership development of socially responsible business leaders.