Among all of the benefits that NFIB provides to its members, the Federal Ballot is the one that sets us apart from most other business groups. The Federal Ballot identifies key issues that we believe are likely to emerge in the next Congress, and it asks whether you support or oppose them. The results determine our position, and that position determines everything else, including how we deploy our lobbying, research, legal, and public education resources on your behalf.
In most other business groups, policy positions are determined by the National Board of Directors or the executive staff. Here at NFIB, our members steer the ship. That ensures that you have a voice in everything we do, and it gives our lobbyists and media professionals a high degree of credibility. Everyone knows that when NFIB speaks, it really does speak for small business owners.
This year’s Federal Ballot asks for your direction on five very important issues: whether pass-through businesses should be taxed at a higher rate than corporations; a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage; predictive scheduling; whether to allow businesses to contribute to their employees’ individual health insurance plans; and whether Congress should impose a limit on the cost of regulations.
Every one of these issues can affect your business, so it’s important that you complete the Federal Ballot. Tell us where you stand, and NFIB will be your voice in Washington, D.C.
In the meantime, thank you for choosing NFIB to represent your business in Washington, D.C., and all 50 state capitals. If you need more information about these issues, please visit our website at NFIB.com or contact our staff.
Juanita Duggan, NFIB President and CEO