Legislative Action Center

Support Small Business Across America

At NASE we work daily with all branches of government to make sure the best interests of the small business like yours are represented but we need your help!  Use the tools and resources below to let your voice be heard.

Upcoming Elections

Here are the upcoming elections that we are carefully watching.

Tue, Nov 3, 2020 - US 2020 General Election

Are you registered to vote?  You can go here (RockTheVote.com) to find out!

Voting Information Tool

The Voting Information Tool (VIT) below is an easy to use voting information tool that offers official voting information–such as polling place and ballot information–to anyone, using just a residential address.

On the move...?

This short messaging service (SMS) tool provides voters with election information via text message. By texting “VOTE” or “VOTO” to GOVOTE (468-683), voters can find polling places, contact information for local election officials, and registration URLs. The app is available in multiple languages.

By sending a text message to Pew (The Pew Charitable Trusts), you consent to receive voting information via one or more text messages from an automated system.  This is a free service, but standard text message rates may apply.  You may revoke consent by contacting Pew, including by texting STOP.      

SMS Tool Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

Get Involved!

Get involved and take action today with the NASE! Simply click on one of the links below and enter your ZIP code or state, search for your elected officials, and send them a letter

Search for your Representative to the US House of Representatives

Search for your US Senator

Just for Fun

Here are some great tools built and managed by the Sunlight Foundation that you may find interesting.

Capitol Words explores the most popular words and phrases used by legislators in the U.S. Congress. Search the data from 1996 to today by state, date or politician.

Influence Explorer connects the dots of political contributions on the federal and state level allowing you to track influence by lawmaker, company or prominent individual.

Open States allows anyone to discover more about lawmaking in their state. With Open States, you can track state bills, get campaign and contact information for legislators and follow all the action across 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Party Time documents the political fundraising circuit. From the early morning hours until late at night, there are opportunities for members of Congress, presidential and congressional candidates to meet with supporters behind closed doors, press them for money and party. Breakfasts, luncheons, barbecues, golfing outings, receptions, concerts, basketball, baseball, football—the social whirl is endless.

Political Ad Sleuth is an opportunity for local volunteers to help us make a national, online database of TV stations’ public ad files. This paperwork, which every broadcaster keeps but doesn’t post online, contains important information about who is buying airtime for political ads.

For more on what the NASE is doing for Small Business in Washington, check out Washington Watch.

The Latest...

Here's a sample of some of the things we've been working on.


Following State of the Union, NASE Encourages Congress and Administration to Support America’s Small Business Community

Monday, February 25, 2019
President Donald Trump delivered his third State of the Union address, which had been postponed due to the government shutdown. While the address provided lofty rhetoric on key priorities for the Trump Administration, the NASE calls on the Administration and Congress to focus on America’s small business community, following the devastating government shutdown that paralyzed small businesses by creating unnecessary uncertainty, many were left confused about IRS refunds and tax obligations, unable to get loan assistance, and were on the frontlines of a lack of sales from regular customers unable to support them.

The Administration and Congress must work together to address the remaining small business issues that could help improve the business climate. From addressing the health care crisis to advancing additional tax reform items and reducing burdensome regulations, the small business community is counting on bipartisan cooperation and common ground when it comes to their issues The new tax reform law going into full effect this year is an enormous benefit to America’s self-employed and micro-business community nationwide. Due to this new tax law, millions of small business owners in every city and town across the country will save time and money with a new simplified tax filing system. The new tax reform package is another step closer to additional simplification of the tax code, allowing the small business community the ability to save, grow and expand. As the economic engine for the middle-class that provides a boost for our economy, they deserve a tax code that boosts growth.

Complimented with a host of beneficial updates, the new tax code supports our entrepreneurs with key enhancements like the doubling of the standard deduction, a lower individual rate – where the majority of self-employed small businesses file - and the elimination of unnecessary and time-consuming itemized procedures. Simplification means freeing up additional time for entrepreneurs to reinvest in their small businesses and keep more of their hard-earned money.

There is no time like the present to initiate and promote small business friendly policies that support and help America’s 27 million small businesses grow and thrive.

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