NFIB urges members to vote for pro-small-business lawmakers.
How to Stop the Economic Bleeding
On Nov. 8, small businesses owners across Iowa will head to
the polls, looking for legislators who understand their struggles.
“There are a number of small business owners in our
Legislature now, which is helpful when advocating for issues,” said NFIB/Iowa State
Director Kristin Failor. “But most elected officials have only signed the back
of a paycheck, not the front. With so many non-small-business owners creating
our laws, it is essential to put leaders in our House and Senate who will be
the voice of small business for us.”
Electing small-business-friendly lawmakers is especially
important now because Iowa cities and counties have begun increasing
their minimum wages. “It will be a priority for us next session to pass a
pre-emption on the state level to stop this practice before it gets out of
hand,” she said. “We can’t undo what’s done, but we can stop the bleeding.”
“NFIB members really need to vet and question candidates on
small business issues,” Failor continued. “We take a lot of time to question
new candidates without a voting record to see where they land on issues
important to our membership. Without a voting record, this is essential to
gauge how they would vote on tax, regulation, and employment issues.”
NFIB has endorsed Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Rod Blum. Blum also received another endorsement from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Political Action Committee, along with Rep. David Young (R-Iowa).