Be the Voice of Small Business at NFIB’s National Advocacy Event, Aug. 17-19, 2020
Each year, NFIB members gather in Washington, D.C. for a national advocacy event, to be in-the-know on key issues impacting small businesses and influence legislators before they vote. This year’s national advocacy event – the 2020 NFIB Fly-In – will take place virtually, August 17-19.
Register now to reserve your spot. Show up, speak out, and be heard as the voice of small business. Every small business owner is invited to attend the NFIB Virtual Fly-In, so be sure to invite your peers.
This year’s Fly-In will be held virtually at NFIBFlyIn.com, offering NFIB members and non-members alike an unparalleled opportunity to understand key issues moving through Congress that will directly affect their business, plus quick and easy ways to speak out and be heard on those issues, in impactful ways. Scheduled during the congressional August recess, this event will empower small business owners from across America to educate and influence their Members of Congress.
“As Congress continues to examine ideas to address the economic shut-downs and responses to COVID-19, it is crucial for them to hear the voices of small business owners – Your Voice – and together we can make a difference,” said Brad Close, NFIB President and CEO. “Join your fellow small business owners to tell your story and provide advice and guidance to lawmakers.”
The 2020 Fly-In will feature an interactive, informative, and influential program that can be viewed live or streamed later. It will include policy, advocacy, political, research and legal experts, and Members of Congress, including U.S. Senator Joni Ernst.
NFIB Fly-Ins have a proven track record of influencing Congress in beneficial ways. Thanks to the engagement of NFIB members, we’ve successfully urged Congress to pass tax cuts for small businesses, repeal the IRS health penalty, make small business expensing permanent, and more. Connecting small business owners with prominent lawmakers is essential to advocacy on behalf of small businesses.
“There’s no substitute for hearing directly from the people who are actually out there creating the jobs and helping to grow our economy. So we listen very carefully to the input that we get from NFIB members,” said U.S. Senator John Thune of South Dakota during a recent NFIB event. “Their input helps shape the decisions that we make and hopefully eventually the policies that we put in place for the nation.”
While NFIB’s traditional DC Fly-In allows hundreds of small businesses to interact with elected officials in person, this year’s Virtual Fly-In will prepare thousands of job creators to shape pro-growth and pro-jobs legislation at the highest levels without leaving the comfort of their own home or business. As with previous years, NFIB makes it easy for participants to communicate with their Members of Congress on key issues affecting America’s small businesses.
Fly-In participants will speak with:
- Political Pros. NFIB’s political experts will provide the lay-of-the-land heading into the 2020 election and show how you can help mobilize a movement of Small Business Voters.
- Research and Advocacy Experts. Experienced researchers, economists, lobbyists, and grassroots leaders will provide tools, tips, and tactics to help you make an impact with legislators.
- Legal Leaders. Engage with the NFIB Small Business Legal Center, which is on the front lines of the fight for Main Street in the judicial system, from the Supreme Court down.
- Fellow Owners. Small businesses are stronger when they stand together. NFIB unites fellow job creators to make a bigger difference on policy and politics.
While in previous years attendance was limited by space, the 2020 Fly-In has no size restrictions. By signing up for this three-day event, you will elevate your voice and support NFIB’s work to deliver results for you 365 days a year.