Shop Your Values

Shop Your Values is a campaign run by the Main Street Alliance to support small businesses that are active community members advocating for progressive values. By shopping at a business that has signed onto the Shop Your Values campaign, you are directly … Continue reading

Iowa Small Businesses Look Forward to Real Representation in the 1st Congressional District

Dubuque, Iowa — Main Street Alliance members in Iowa are celebrating the victory of Abby Finkenauer over longtime incumbent Rod Blum. They hope to find opportunities to work with Finkenauer on strengthening our health care system, expanding paid leave, and … Continue reading

Tricks or Treats

Are you being represented in Congress? After surveying Iowans in various locations around the state, we’re finding, more often than not, the answer is No. We’d like to hear what you think! All survey results will be kept anonymous. … Continue reading

Businesses Vote Their Values

Here are 5 easy ways to show how you: Share Your Values.  PRINT the Vote Your Values sign and display it! Let your employees and customers know where you stand on the issues.  Tell your story, be authentic. Display election … Continue reading

What keeps you up at night?

With all of the different issues we are seeing come up, sometimes it’s hard to sleep at night. Whether it’s trade, tariffs, health insurance, mental health, immigration, refugees, attacks on journalists, women’s issues, tax fairness, medicaid privatization, education funding, uncertainty … Continue reading

Main Street Economy – Economic Development Questionnaire

Economic Development can mean many different things to business owners. With small business playing a crucial role in local economic growth, we are trying to identify successes, barriers and problems being faced in starting, sustaining and growing business in Iowa. … Continue reading

Health Care Matters to ME!

We need to let our Members of Congress and the President know that we want to move forward not backward when it comes to OUR healthcare! We need to let them know that millions of Americans, including Iowa small business … Continue reading

What to know about Brent Kavanaugh’s judicial record

If confirmed, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, would rank just after Justice Clarence Thomas as the court’s second most conservative member. Why it matters: Kavanaugh’s confirmation would shift the court for a generation, impacting decisions on topics like … Continue reading

Immigration and Iowa

It seems that politicians often speak FOR Main Street businesses, farmers and the self employed.  We believe that it is more important to be LISTENED TO! Immigration has become a huge issue in the United States and it is a … Continue reading