Press ReleaseMarch 12, 2020

Job Creators Network Runs Ad in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, & NY Post, “Small Business is Too Big to Fail”

Washington, DC (March 12, 2020)— On Friday, Job Creators Network (JCN) will be a running a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal (Washington, DC version), USA Today, and the New York Post with the message, “Small Business is Too Big to Fail” (to see the ad, click here). The ad is a message to small business owners that JCN is “here to fight for you and will be with you through this crisis and beyond.”  Additionally, the ad lists “three key policy measures” that JCN is focusing on to “mitigate the financial consequences and uncertainty of this coronavirus crisis”:

  • 1) Expedited Small Business Loans that can be processed quickly and easily, so you can meet payroll and cover other bills.
  • 2) Federally Funded Unemployment Benefits to provide your workers with a safety net in case of furloughs.
  • 3) A Payroll Tax Holiday for employers with fewer than 100 employees to reduce your cost of employment and avoid layoffs.

Alfredo OrtizJCN President and CEO, released the following statement:

“As our nation works together to fight through the health and economic impact of the coronavirus, Congress needs to step up the focus on small business. Small business is the engine of the American economy and is too big to fail. The President understands this, and now it is up to Congress to act immediately – even cancel its recess next week if necessary – and get to work passing a series of policy solutions that will help small businesses fight off this pandemic.  Congress needs to pass a payroll tax holiday for small businesses with 100 or fewer employees that will help both workers and employers. Federally funded unemployment benefits to provide workers with a safety net in case of furloughs.   Likewise, expedited loans to see small businesses through this tough time and provide cash flow to meet payroll and other expenses.  Members of Congress need to put down their partisan swords and work to pass these initiatives immediately to maintain the financial health of small businesses and their employees. We have done this in the past in a bipartisan effort. This time should be no exception. The American people deserve no less.”