Make Your Voice Heard: Join NSBA Issue Committees

October 22, 2013

pic-employees-smNSBA is a uniquely member-driven organization where the small-business members drive our policy agenda. There are two key ways NSBA members can get involved and help craft the organization’s policy statements on issues ranging from tax reform and sequestration to immigration and access to capital.

First, every two years, at the beginning of a new session of Congress, NSBA holds the Small Business Congress. This is a three-day event where small-business owners discuss the key issues facing their business, hear from policy experts and Washington, D.C. insiders on what are likely to be key issues in Congress, and finally debate and the vote on our priority issues.

Second, for those small-business owners who may not be able to participate in the Small Business Congress, NSBA has four committees that meet via teleconference each month to discuss the latest policy proposals and further develop NSBA’s advocacy stance. Any NSBA member is welcomed and encouraged to participate in these committees. Committee members spend approximately one hour per month on the teleconference as well as around an hour throughout the month in reading through various proposals.

The four NSBA issue committees are: the Taxation Committee, the Health and Human Resources Committee, the Economic Development Committee, and the Environment and Regulatory Affairs Committee. In addition to helping NSBA craft our policy directives, these committee calls help keep you up to speed on the latest proposals being discussed in Washington, D.C. and often provides you an early look at upcoming regulations. Beyond the policy aspects, these committees provide NSBA members a great avenue to exchange ideas and work with other small-business leaders from across the country.

We know how busy you are, but encourage you to spend just an hour with NSBA each month as we continue to pursue policies that help your small business.

Please click here to send NSBA an email indicating your interest in participating in one of our issue committees.