Join U.S. Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) as he adresses asbc members about American manufacturing. A growing manufacturing base means creating high-skill, high-wage jobs for America’s workers. The ‘Make it in America’ plan calls for investments in making our manufacturing sector even more competitive. The ingredients to revitalize American manufacturing exist, but congress needs to act.
Election Victories for Sustainable Economy Measures Ballot initiatives to build a sustainable economy prevailed in several elections on Tuesday. Voters in New Jersey approved a measureraising the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 beginning this January. In addition, it amended the state Constitution to require that future increases be tied to inflation. Read more on the ASBC site.
Crowdfunding and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) The SEC released draft rules for the crowdfunding section of the JOBS Act on October 23rd. A public comment period of 90 days is currently open. asbc is reviewing the 500 page draft regulation and will brief anyone interested in the near future.
EPA Listening Sessions The EPA is holding two more listening sessions tomorrow in Philadelphia and Chicago to solicit input on the proposed carbon pollution standards. For more information please contact Greta Twombly
Photo courtesy of Ben Droz L-R: David Levine (CEO-ASBC), Frank Knapp (President- South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Comm.), Rep. Keith Ellison, Andrew Green (Sen. Jeff Merkley staff), Richard Eidlin (Policy Director – ASBC)
Please join us today for our monthly update call. We will host a presentation on how to be effective on policy and advocacy. We also want to spend a few minutes recapping our business summit. Thanks to all the summit attendees and to our supporters from afar. All partners and business supporters are encouraged to join this call!