Please register and join us Tuesday, January 11 at Noon ET for a virtual press conference about the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. It is imperative that the voice of business, especially small business, be included in the voting rights debate. The future of our entrepreneurial economy is at stake.

Four national organizations (American Sustainable Business Network, Main Street Alliance, Small Business for America’s Future, and Small Business Majority), collectively representing about 500,000 small businesses, have joined together to advocate for the Senate to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. We are supportive of changing Senate rules to enable the passage of this legislation that will preserve voting rights.

WHAT: Press briefing and live Q&A with U.S. business organizations discussing the significance of voting rights on businesses and the economy. Journalists will be asked to submit written questions.  A recording of the call will be available upon request.

WHEN:  Noon – 12:30 ET on Tuesday, January 11

WHERE: Register here and look for an email from Zoom with the link to join

WHO:
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Co-Chair, American Sustainable Business Network

Chanda Causer, Co-Executive Director, Main Street Alliance

Frank Knapp Jr., Co-Chair, Small Business for America’s Future

John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO, Small Business Majority

Other invited speakers include:  Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Angus King (D-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Jon Tester (D-MT), Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY).

Media Contacts:

American Sustainable Business Network: Michael Neuwirth, Chief Communications Officer, mneuwirth@asbcouncil.org, (202) 660-1455

Main Street Alliance: Sarah Crozier, Communications Director, press@mainstreetalliance.org, (303) 868-9600

Small Business Majority: Lisa Marlow, Media Relations Manager, media@smallbusinessmajority.org, (202) 535-3229

Small Business for America’s Future: Conan Kroll, conan@emccommunications.com, (831) 524-6764

 

 

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