The primary distinction separating NFIB from other membership associations is coming by email starting next week: Your 2014 State Member Ballot.
NFIB centers its lobbying positions in Santa Fe and in Washington D.C. on what its members tell it are the issues vital to their ability to own, operate and grow their businesses. It is this process that truly makes NFIB the Voice of Small Business. But there’s more:
- Results from NFIB’s annual Member Ballots are used by lawmakers at the State Capitol as representative of all New Mexico small businesses.
- State agency officials will often use member ballot results in legislative testimony on issues involving the help or hindrance to small business of a regulation or tax
- Ballot results are distributed to the media statewide, often spurring stories on upcoming pro- or anti-small-business legislation.
It is vital you vote.
It is important to make your voice heard.
“When I can show a legislator a ballot position our members have taken, it really gets them to consider a vote like nothing else,” said NFIB State Director Minda McGonagle. “I can’t emphasize enough the importance of taking a stand through the ballot.”
Your ballot is scheduled to arrive in your inbox starting November 12 onward. The more of our members who respond, the louder we speak, and the more policymakers listen.
If you have not received your ballot by email, or by fax or regular post, by a reasonable time, please send an email to NFIB/New Mexico Member Support Manager Anthony Smith.