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.

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.