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Monday, August 31, 2009

Summertime's the right time to lobby legislators


By Dan Danner
As Labor Day approaches, marking the unofficial end of summer, many Americans are grabbing their last chances at a variety of activities: neighborhood cookouts, family outings, lounging by a pool or taking a last few days of vacation.

There's one other thing that all Americans, especially small business owners, should grab a last chance to do. They should contact their lawmakers in person before they go back to Washington after the holiday.

Special-interest groups have grabbed many headlines by spending huge sums of money on ads aimed at influencing legislators. But that's no substitute for hearing directly from voters. For lawmakers, talking to real people about their everyday concerns is a much more effective way to gauge what's on their constituents' minds than any slickly produced ad campaign.

For the next few days, representatives and senators will be out and about in cities and towns around the country. They'll be shaking hands, visiting coffee shops and community centers. You'll see them marching in Labor Day weekend parades, waving and carrying flags, all to tell you how much they care about you, your community and our country.

So take advantage of the opportunity to tell them exactly what's on your mind and what's important to you and your business. Let them know what you expect of them when they go back to the Capitol.

A funny thing sometimes happens to our representatives when they get inside the Washington Beltway bubble. They can too easily get caught up a petty politics, insider bickering and frantic races to one fundraiser after another as they think about their next campaign. The kindly, community-oriented Dr. Jekyll can become a self-centered Mr. Hyde, forgetting who he is, who he represents, and who, in the end, he works for -- you.

They need to be reminded of that fact whenever possible, with the strongest possible messages. As a small business owner, you have a particularly powerful message to deliver. You're a leader in your community. You create jobs, pay wages and taxes to all levels of government. You are the largest single sector of our economy, both local and national.

And right now, many small business owners are struggling. If you're one of them, let your legislator know. Be sure they hear that you can't afford to be hit with an expensive new mandate to provide health insurance. Help them to understand that the proposed energy bill, with its risky new cap-and-trade program, will mean much higher costs for your business, stifling growth and investment. Let them know that your taxes need to be kept low so that you can grow your business. Talk to them about whatever is threatening the well-being of your business.

Now is your chance to speak up. Don't let it pass you by. Otherwise, they're liable to forget that you're the boss.

-- Danner is president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business in Washington, D.C.

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