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#ThinkLocalDC #SmallBizNeedsNOW!

On April 20, Evercore released calculations showing the disparity between the US states for the SBA PPP loans, since April 13. The District of Columbia came in at #51 of 51, making us the lowest % of eligible payroll [30.4%] and 3,253 loans approved = $1.2B. Note: Calculations update in real-time.

As business hours got started today, we’re sharing #SmallBizNeedsNow campaign - not business as usual, but a plan to get #smallbiz on the path to economic recovery. The #PPPLoan should be a bridge to a more comprehensive program that works for ALL #smallbiz

America's #SmallBiz is facing a crisis like no other. Legislators MUST listen to what #SmallBizNeedsNow and take action to prevent further collapse. 

We have joined our friends at the Institute for Local Self Reliance and Main Street Alliance and WE NEED YOU to join this campaign too. Below are some sample messages from ISLR for social media fr April 20, 21 and 22 and the recommendations.
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Let's Amplify The Message

Sample Messages

Small Biz Owners Share Ask
SHARE YOUR VIDEO STORY using #SmallBizNeedsNow
Video Instructions @ISLR @ThinkLocalDC @mainstreettweets

 I’m sharing what my #SmallBizNeedsNow - not business as usual, but a plan to get #smallbiz on the path to economic recovery. The #PPPLoan should be a bridge to a more comprehensive program that works for ALL #smallbiz

Communities of color already are bearing the harshest impacts of the #COVID19, with higher levels of job loss and illness. #SmallBiz owned by people of color must receive their fair share of #PPPLoans relief and recovery - What #SmallBizNeedsNow is a program accessible to all!

Targets - Small Business Leadership:
@NydiaVelazquez @housesmallbiz @RepSteveChabot @SenRubioPress @SmallBizCmte @SenatorCardin


Consumer Story Share Ask:

Our favorite #smallbiz is struggling! Please listen to what #SmallBizNeedsNow to make sure the next round of money actually gets to the small businesses that need it most! https://www.smallbizcovid19.com/our-recommendations

We're standing with American's small businesses to demand a real solution that supports our most vulnerable #smallbiz. Here's what #SmallBizNeedsNow: https://ilsr.org/ilsr-allies-urge-congress-to-act-on-small-business-crisis/ @ISLR @ThinkLocalDC @mainstreettweets
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Big thanks to our DC Media Partners for supporting us in amplifying the message!

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