Newsletter Edition--NFIB California Main Street Minute

Date: October 13, 2020

October 15 report to the NFIB membership

Welcome to the October 15 newsletter edition of the NFIB California Main Street Minute from your small-business advocacy team in Sacramento.

  • With the Legislature closed for business and the time passed for the governor to act on bills sent to him, all activity turns to Election Day, 19 days away.
  • Yesterday, Wednesday, October 14, NFIB California recorded another in a series of podcasts These podcasts are designed to be a home for California’s small-business community to gather and learn more information on the pressing issues of the day, from the perspective of Main Street, not Wall Street. Yesterday’s podcast featured special guest Marva Diaz, editor of the California Target Book. 
  • Speaking of podcasts and the election, check out our Prop. 15 is a Small Business issue podcast here.
  • And then, check out Kris Ankarlo, host of iHeart Radio’s Propositioned Podcasts, interview NFIB California State Director John Kabateck and five other guests about Proposition 15, which NFIB CA opposes and will raise property taxes on small businesses. You can listen to the half-hour podcast here.
  • NFIB California started this week sending out news releases on its final endorsements for the California Legislature, all for seats in the State Assembly: Kelly Seyarto in District 67; Janet Nguyen in District 72; and Melanie Burkholder in District 76. All endorsement releases can be read on the NFIB California webpage. 
  • NFIB members should have received their 2020 Election Voter Guide by now. For other quick election resource information:
    • Click here to see NFIB CA PAC’s state legislative endorsements
    • Click here to see NFIB CA PAC’s endorsements of ballot initiatives
    • Click here to see NFIB FED PAC’s endorsements for Congress (member log-in required)
    • Click here to see every state legislator’s voting record on 12 issues of vital importance to small businesses taken during the 2019-2020 session of the California State Legislature
  • Today, October 15, Kabateck will sit down with reporters and editors of the Southern California edition of The Epoch Times for a discussion about politics and policy.

Nationally

  • So, what’s happening with congressional efforts on providing small-business owners with liability protection against unfair and impossible-to-substantiate COVID 19 lawsuits thrown at them? This guest editorial in The Colorado Sun will give you the latest, and where you see the word ‘Colorado’ in the piece, you can substitute the word ‘California’ in its place, because the Golden State is very much like its Rocky Mountain counterpart on the issue.

Next regularly scheduled Main Street Minute is on October 19, which you can find on the NFIB California webpage every Monday.

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