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. 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.

Letter to State Legislators: Need for Business Interruption Insurance Legislation

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To ensure that franchisees can recover and eventually reopen from the unprecedented economic burden created by COVID-19, the International Franchise Association urges states to ensure existing business interruption or continuity insurance cover losses related to COVID-19 pandemic.

IFA Forbearance and Rent Abatement Letter

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Governors, along with state agencies and legislators across the country are leading the charge against the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of this letter, the majority of states have closed non-essential businesses. To ensure that franchisees are able to recover from the unprecedented economic burden created by COVID-19, the International Franchise Association urges states to implement an emergency forbearance and rent abatement program.

IFA: 89% of Franchise Owners Haven't Received PPP Funding

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WASHINGTON, APRIL 21 – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today released the results of a survey of franchise owners on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

“These results show that small business owners need additional PPP funding as quickly as possible,” said Matt Haller, IFA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs.