The Virginia Main Street Alliance, an initiative of Virginia Organizing, is a coalition of Virginia small business owners working to build a new voice on issues that matter to our businesses and our communities. Our members include both small employers and self-employed business owners, with a diverse representation of business types, race, gender and geography. We bring small business values into the public dialogue to advance policies that are good for small businesses, our employees and the communities that sustain us.
- We believe there’s more to success in small business than the short-term bottom line. Small business values run deeper than that.
- We believe small businesses thrive when communities thrive – our fates are linked.
- We believe small business owners aren’t getting represented like we deserve in Washington, DC or in Richmond and we’re setting about to change that.
Virginia Main Street Alliance members were active in contacting Virginia’s members of congress during the health care debate to make sure that the interests of Virginia’s small businesses were protected. We are now focused on educating small Virginia’s businesses about the plan, including the tax credits for small businesses that provide health insurance. Plus, we are working with allies to make sure that implementation of the plan is effective and helpful for small businesses.