Consider broadening your sphere of influence as an NFIB Advocate
How about joining NFIB Washington’s Advocacy Program?
Examples of the things advocate members do are:
- testify at legislative hearings involving small-business issues
- host lawmakers for a tour of your business operations
- be a quotable contact for the media
- assist in implementing the political strategy for elections, including:
— and other grassroots efforts
- help shape questions for the state ballot, the results from which are considered by lawmakers, state constitutional officers, and the bureaucracy to be the true voice of small business.
Nothing commands the attention of politicians better than hearing directly from a small-business owner. Serving as an NFIB Washington Advocate opens the doors of legislative offices—in fact, it can also open the doors to elective office, as former leadership council members Sen. Lynda Wilson, Rep. Andrew Barkis, and Rep. Kelly Chambers can attest.
For more information about this and other opportunities to be more involved in setting the small-business agenda, please e-mail NFIB Senior Grassroots Manager Stacy Jenkins at [email protected].