Be Engaged. Be Heard.

The 2022 midterm elections are in full swing and the 2024 presidential election looms large. Lawmakers and would-be lawmakers have always touted their support for small business, but do they really? NSBA is here to help. Below, you can download a variety of resources designed to help you navigate the upcoming elections and engage with lawmakers over the coming months.

Your voice matters.

Attend the 2022 Washington Presentation

After more than two years, the National Small Business Association is once again holding its annual fly-in in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 14-15! Mark your calendars for this dynamic event where we’ll talk policy, train you on how to be an effective advocate, and connect you with key policymakers and their staff.

Download NSBA’s Voting Poster

We have designed a nonpartisan poster about voting to display at your workplace. Download this poster to help explain to employees the importance of voting, and why voting on small-business issues matters.

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What Can You Say to Employees?

NSBA has consulted with leading employment attorneys and asked them to identify what you, a small-business owner, can and cannot say to employees about voting. This guide will help you talk to your employees and ensure you don’t cross any lines.

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Guidelines on How to Engage

Nobody knows your small business better than you – which makes you the ideal advocate. Consider inviting lawmakers and candidates to come visit your place of business. This is a great opportunity to build relationships and help them truly understand what it means to be a small business in America. NSBA has put together useful guidelines on how to do this.

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Read NSBA’s Latest Politics Survey

See where you stand in relation to your cohorts in America’s small business community. This survey has a wealth of information, and routinely finds small-business owners are independent-minded, politically engaged and split relatively evenly among Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

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Download NSBA’s Issue Briefs

NSBA has developed more than 40 unique one-page Issue Briefs on a variety of topics. These briefs outline the issue, how it impacts small business and the solution NSBA is calling for. NSBA’s issue briefs undergo a rigorous debate through our Issue Committees and at our biennial event where members discuss, debate and vote on our Priority Issues.

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The Importance of Making Your Voice Heard

NSBA: The Nonpartisan Small Business Advocate

BECOME PART OF OUR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

NSBA’s Leadership Council is a group of highly engaged small-business leaders from across the country. With nearly 800 members in every state across the U.S., this is our go-to group when we need to activate on grass-roots campaigns. Leadership Council members’ close contact with lawmakers and business organizations in their local communities make them a particularly powerful group of activists.

Consider joining the Leadership Council and get the inside scoop on all things small business inside the D.C. Beltway.