Election Message from NFIB President Juanita D. Duggan
The outcome of the 2016 election will determine which party controls the White House, Congress, state legislatures, and governors’ offices around the country. By extension that means taxes, regulations, health care, court nominations, labor policies, and many other issues that affect your business are also on the ballot. This comes at a time when small businesses are already struggling with uncertainty, mainly as the result of government actions.
For our theme this year we’re urging members to be Small Business Voters. That message isn’t confined to our members, however. We know that you’ve been following the issues and that you plan to vote. We’re also counting on you to multiply the Small Business Vote by talking to your employees, friends, community leaders, and neighbors about how important it is for them to place small business at the center of the election this year.
Small business owners are among the most influential members of their communities. In fact, in national surveys Americans say they respect small business more than every other institution except the military. You have a lot more political influence than you may realize, and we’re urging you to use it this year. Many of your employees, friends, neighbors, local officials, and fellow small business owners are still trying to decide on which candidates to support. You can help them by explaining the issues and letting them know which candidates genuinely support small business, and which candidates are just talking a good game.
We hope that you find this Voter Guide useful. It’s one of the many ways that NFIB educates its members on the candidates, the issues, and all the important information that you need as a voter. The stakes are very high for your business, your community, and the larger economy. If you need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. Visit our website at NFIB.com/elections for analysis and updates. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, #SmallBizVoter. Most importantly, be active this year. Be a Small Business Voter.
Juanita D. Duggan
NFIB President and CEO