The National Federation of Independent Business/California SAFE Trust today announced its endorsement of Mike Morrell in California Senate District 23. Today’s endorsement comes from NFIB’s California Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust, the organization’s political action committee, and is based on voting records (if applicable) and positions on key small business issues to evaluate the candidates’ views on legislative issues affecting small business.
“Mike Morrell has been a strong advocate for small business in the State Assembly,” said John Kabateck, NFIB/CA Executive Director. “Mike understands the challenges our members face and is working to ensure that small businesses can do what they do best – create jobs and stimulate the economy. We know he will continue to do that in the Senate.”
The political clout of small business is more influential
than most people know:
- A study by the Pew Research Center on the negative and positive views people hold on various American institutions found small business ranked first—39 percentage points higher than labor unions, 46 points higher than large corporations, and 49 points higher than banks and financial institutions.
- Small business owners comprise 15 percent of all registered voters in the U.S., by comparison union voters make up 11.9 percent. When small business employees are added, the small business voting bloc swells to 43 percent.
- The most common public affairs and political activities in which small employers engage, according to the NFIB Research Foundation, include initiating discussions with employees regarding the impact of a policy issue on the firm.
- Voters prefer candidates supported by small business by a margin of 3 to 1 over those supported by organized labor, according to the Winston Group.
- Since 2000, Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust, the political action committee of the National Federation of Independent Business, has raised $23.7 million and has an endorsed-candidate winning record of 84 percent. In the last election cycle, 25 NFIB members were elected to Congress.