Add your name to the growing movement of Maine small business owners calling on our congressional delegation to support a $15 federal minimum wage and to eliminate the subminimum wage by 2021.
As small business owners, we advocate for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community. We are the backbone of Maine’s economy, and we help provide a political voice for Maine’s small business community. We believe that good economic policy works both for small business owners and the customers they serve.
Maine Small Business Coalition Director
The Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC), a group of over 4,000 small business owners who collectively work to lend a progressive small business voice to public policy debates, is currently seeking a new coalition director. More about MSBC can be found at www.mainesmallbusiness.org.
The COVID-19 crisis poses an unprecedented threat to our small businesses. Many of us have had to lay off employees who have been with us for years, are struggling to pay rent, and will likely lose our livelihoods unless our government acts swiftly.
CMP's mismanagement has real impacts on small businesses who need reliable and affordable electricity to run their businesses. Mainers deserve an energy utility that’s transparent and accountable to Maine people — not wealthy investors and shareholders.
In July the House of Representatives—including Rep. Chellie Pingree and Rep. Jared Golden—voted for the Raise the Wage Act, which would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024. However, it still awaits a vote in the Senate and Senators Angus King and Susan Collins have not yet said if they will support it.
Show our senators that small business owners support a living wage for all Americans. Sign on as a public supporter of the Raise the Wage Act today: