Calling all Main Street Programs! Congress Needs to Hear from You Today

  
December 2, 2020 | Calling all Main Street Programs! Congress Needs to Hear from You Today | 

Dear Main Streeters,

As the country manages through another surge in COVID-19 cases, we are appealing to federal lawmakers on behalf of Main Streets and their small businesses.

In the weeks and months ahead, it’s crucial that we continue to lift our collective voice about the challenges facing small businesses and organizations that support them, and the dire consequences for our Main Streets if more funding is not made available.

To that end, I have two urgent requests for you today.

First, please take this brief survey about how your organization is faring. Having data and stories from organizations like yours helps us build a stronger case and design targeted messaging and programming. The survey should take no more than five minutes to complete. We are pushing for immediate funding relief for Main Streets, so please complete the survey by 12/9.

TAKE THE SURVEY



Second, we need to hear directly from small businesses about what they’re experiencing and what they anticipate the months ahead will look like.
We are conducting our first ever text messaging-based survey for small businesses and we need your help in getting the message out. We hope you will share this message with all small businesses in your district. See below for sample messaging for you to share via email and on social.

Email and Facebook messaging:
Small business owners in [your community]: Main Street America is appealing to state and federal lawmakers on behalf of Main Streets and their small businesses, so they’re seeking participation in a quick text message-based survey. The survey takes 1-2 minutes and can be filled out quickly on your phone. You can either receive the survey by texting the word “survey” to 833-945-1313 or by clicking here. (Note that if you click that link on a mobile device, it will pre-populate an opt-in message with the word “survey,” so just hit send with that message on your phone to receive the first survey question.) Thank you!

Twitter messaging:
Main Street America is appealing to lawmakers and wants to hear how small business owners are coping today and feeling about the months ahead. Small business owners: Click this link to opt-in for a 60-second SMS survey — https://slkt.io/dsD1 or text "survey" to 833-945-1313
As we advocate for more state and federal support for small businesses, Main Street America wants to hear how small business owners are coping today and feeling about the months ahead. If you're a small business owner, click this link to receive the survey — https://slkt.io/dsD1


Thanks for everything you do,

 

Patrice Frey
President and CEO, NMSC
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