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NAWBO Advocacy

Advocacy

Advocacy

NAWBO provides a platform for women business owners to come together as one voice that translates into a formidable economic force and an effective agent for change in the business environment.

NAWBO was founded in 1975 to open doors for women entrepreneurs by transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers. In the beginning, there were twelve women business owners who met informally in the D.C. area to share information about federal contracts, access to capital and other issues related to their businesses.

NAWBO has continued to represent the issues and concerns of small and women-owned businesses at the national and state levels. Through Congressional testimony, public policy conferences and member education, NAWBO has been at the forefront of advocacy on behalf of women business owners and the issues that impact their companies. Join with NAWBO to represent the interests of the fastest growing segment of the economy.

  • Below you will find an update on advocacy activities and actions that might be of interest.  Feel free to share in your publications and at your monthly meetings.

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    In 2019, NAWBO will continue to pursue a public policy agenda that positions NAWBO at the forefront of issues that impact our members. We will also continue to build and strengthen partnerships and coalitions and credibility to ensure our members are represented and seen as thought leaders on issues of importance to business owners.

    We will continue to work with the Congress and the Administration on issues relating to and impacting women business owners, as well as look ahead to the upcoming census to ensure women business owners are accounted for accurately.

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  • Letters of support from NAWBO National are submitted for bipartisan pieces of legislation of impact and importance to our members.  Letters below reflect submissions to the highest ranking Member or the lead sponsor of a piece of legislation.  Similar letters of support were also submitted on each bill to the original co-sponsors from each political party.

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  • Since its inception in 2001, eVA has transformed the way the Commonwealth buys goods and services from a decentralized, paper based process to a centralized, electronic platform. 

    Kim Brewer, eVA Outreach & Marketing Manager Department of General Services Division of Purchases & Supply

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  • Why advocate?  The Public Policy 101 Series is designed to provide NAWBO chapters and members with the information and resources they need to effectively engage in public policy and advocacy.

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  • NAWBO Advocacy Partners provide NAWBO with more opportunity to speak to decision makers on behalf of our members and women business owners in general on issues that are most important to women entrepreneurs today.

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  • From learning about the legislative process to tracking a bill in Congress, the NAWBO Advocacy Toolkit has the information that you need to better understand the inner workings of the federal government.

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  • NAWBO endorses select candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Candidates for state, county or local office are currently not being considered. All candidates for endorsement will be considered and voted upon by the NAWBO National Board, not individual NAWBO chapters.

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