NASE News

You Are Your Own Best Advocate


The joy of working for the NASE is that I get to be your advocate in Washington, D.C. and across many State capitols, however, the most effective advocate for the issues that are most important to you, the self-employed business owner, is YOU!

Elected officials, Administration representatives, political staff, and other influencers, are always enthralled and attentive when we have NASE’s members participate in our advocacy efforts—they see and hear from those who are affected by the policy proposals and decisions that are being made.

Here are three tips to help you advocate for the self-employed and your business:

Familiarize yourself with all of your elected officials: local, state, and federal; follow them on social media channels;
Attend elected official events within your community and/or District—don’t be shy, make sure you introduce yourself and share relevant information about your business
Let your voice be heard. Engage directly with your elected officials via email, phone calls, and social media.

While the NASE will always value the opportunity to advocate, we hope that you will feel empowered to directly engage with your elected officials so that the voice of the self-employed is AMPLIFIED!

Katie Vlietstra is NASE’s Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs