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 owners, their employees, their families, as well as farmers and the self-employed could finally get … Read more

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 big issue here in Iowa. At the Main Street Alliance, we’d like to better understand … Read more

Undermining Social Security to Pay for Parental Leave

Undermining Social Security for Parental Leave Fact Sheet The Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) has put forth a deeply flawed paid leave proposal that asks working parents to take a cut in their future Social Security benefits to underwrite too-small parental leave benefits. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), along with Ivanka Trump and Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) … Read more

Iowa Needs Net Neutrality

The Senate voted May 16, 2018 to pass a measure that would repeal changes to net neutrality rules that were recently adopted by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission. Noticeably voting against Main Street, farmers, workers and more were Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. We are collecting signatures from Iowans to forward to our Congressional … Read more

Main Street NEEDS Net Neutrality!

The Senate voted May 16, 2018 to pass a measure that would repeal changes to net neutrality rules that were recently adopted by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission. Noticeably voting against Main Street, entrepreneurs and Iowa’s farmers were Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. The measure, which was backed by all 49 Democrats and 3 … Read more

The Main Street Alliance of Iowa Survey

In Washington, DC and Des Moines politicians are continually banging the drum about small business and what they need and want. At the Main Street Alliance we think you should be telling THEM what’s important! The Main Street Alliance creates opportunities for small business owners, the self-employed, farmers and entrepreneurs to speak for themselves to … Read more

Booze, Women, Movies OR….

Iowa’s Senior Senator, Chuck Grassley, thinks that getting rid of the estate tax will help people who are investing instead of everyday Iowans.  Apparently he thinks we should be working harder instead of “just spending every darn penny they have, whether it’s on booze or women or movies.” Tuesday, December 5th at 5 pm we … Read more

Another threat to public employees

We know about the Koch brothers funding of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and it’s off-shoot Americans for Propserity (AFP) and their keen interest in the Iowa Legislature. This past session they pulled their bills from a box with model legislation written for the wealthy, not for every day Iowans and, since they bought … Read more

Main Street Alliance Survey Fall 2018

Are you a small business owner/ farmer/ entrepreneur/ self-employed? We want to hear from you! Please take a minute to fill out the survey below! The Main Street Alliance-Iowa (MSA-IA) has been working since 2008 to make sure that the small business voice is heard from real small business owners on policy that matters most. … Read more

TRUMPcare – What do YOU think?

You would think that after years of promising and posturing to “repeal and replace” ObamaCare and after two embarrassing failed attempts earlier this year, Republicans would have come up with a plan that works. You would be wrong. The TrumpCare Bill is nightmare. It harms the poor, children, women and families, persons with disabilities, immigrants, … Read more