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Small Businesses Support Democracy Reforms

Main Street Alliance business owners urge Senate to support the For the People Act

Democracy reforms will support small business owners

Washington, DC –On the Senate request for a floor vote on the For the People’s Act (HR1) today, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance, Amanda Ballantyne had this to say:

 

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Small Businesses Support the Corporate Transparency Act

Main Street Alliance sent the following letter supporting the Corporate Transparency Act to Congressional Leaders:

October 21, 2019

Dear Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader McCarthy:

The Main Street Alliance is a national network of small businesses who engage on important public policy issues that work for business owners, their employees, and the communities they serve. We represent 30,000 small business owners across the country and write to urge you to support the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). This bill, which would help curb tax evasion, corruption, and fraud facilitated by anonymous shell companies, is central to this mission.

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Trump's new health care executive order distracts from real health care issues for small business

Small businesses fear losing critical protections for pre-existing conditions

Washington, DC –As President Trump tries to distract from his sabotage of the Affordable Care Act with this health care announcement and executive order this week, Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance, Amanda Ballantyne had this to say:

“With the decision on the Texas v US ACA lawsuit eminent, President Trump’s new Medicare plan doubles down on his support for the private insurance industry and seeks to expand privatization of the Medicare program. 

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Main Street Alliance responds to Impeachment Inquiry

Washington, DC - As Nancy Pelosi officially calls for an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump today, the Executive Director of the Main Street Alliance, Amanda Ballantyne, had this to say:

“Main Street Alliance supports Speaker Pelosi’s decision to investigate President Trump’s recent interactions with the Ukrainian government.  Our federal government must do everything that it can to protect the integrity of US elections. As the investigation moves forward, Main Street Alliance small business owners are hopeful that accountability is a priority, and look forward to moving on from this tumultuous season of politics towards more transparency from this administration.”

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Community Groups Urge Support for Vandalized East African Immigrant Businesses

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – CAIR-MN, Main Street Alliance of Minnesota, Bethany Lutheran Church, Seward Civic & Commerce Association, Redesign Inc., and the Seward Neighborhood Group urged community members to support vandalized East African immigrant businesses.

See: Minneapolis Police make arrest in East African Business vandalism

Community Groups Statement:  

We are coming together to show that while hate can break windows, we won't let hate break our community.  We stand in solidarity with Seward business owners and the East African community that has been targeted more broadly and believe it is important that we all stand up in unison and say that hate has no business here. 

Community groups are asking Minnesotans to join them in helping rebuild and show solidarity with these businesses. 

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