IFA Advocacy

Get the latest information around IFA's advocacy efforts surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we're fighting to ensure you have the support you need after the current situation is over. Here, you'll find what we're doing, how we're doing it, what's expected and how you can help. 

IFA Endorses Rep. Kevin Hern for Reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 25 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed Rep. Kevin Hern for reelection, naming the Oklahoma 1st Congressional District Republican as a “Friend of Franchising.”

The endorsement – based on a review process evaluating factors including the candidate’s voting record, official actions, and public statements – are reflective of Hern’s efforts to promote business growth and employee development for America’s 733,000 franchise small businesses. Endorsements are not related to political party affiliation.

IFA Endorses Senator Cory Gardner for Reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 25 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed Sen. Cory Gardner for reelection, naming the Colorado Republican as a “Friend of Franchising.”

The endorsement – based on a review process evaluating factors including the candidate’s voting record, official actions, and public statements – are reflective of Gardner’s efforts to promote business growth and employee development for America’s 733,000 franchise small businesses. Endorsements are not related to political party affiliation.

IFA STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF PPP FLEXIBILITY ACT

WASHINGTON, JUNE 3 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the following statement on the Senate passage of H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act:

“America’s small businesses needed this bill,” said Matt Haller, IFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs. “By providing flexibility and certainty in how they can use PPP loans, small businesses – franchise or otherwise – can use this funding to stay in business, retain their employees, and give back to their communities.” 

IFA Endorses Sen Steve Daines For Re-Election

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 26 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed Sen. Steve Daines for reelection, naming the Montana Republican as a “Friend of Franchising.”

The endorsement – based on a review process evaluating factors including the candidate’s voting record, official actions, and public statements – are reflective of Daines’s efforts to promote business growth and employee development for America’s 733,000 franchise small businesses. Endorsements are not related to political party affiliation.

IFA Leads Business Coalition Opposing Joint Employer Standard Expansion In Colorado

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The International Franchise Association (IFA) last night sent a letter representing 128 companies and associations asking Colorado’s Department of Labor to reconsider a proposed expansion of the joint employer standard.

IFA Endorses Rep. Kurt Schrader for Reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 11 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today endorsed Rep. Kurt Schrader for reelection, naming the Oregon Democrat as a “Friend of Franchising.”

The endorsement – based on a review process evaluating factors including the candidate’s voting record, official actions, and public statements – are reflective of Schrader’s efforts to promote business growth and employee development for America’s 733,000 franchise small businesses. Endorsements are not related to political party affiliation.