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. 

Recommendations from IFA to NGA to Protect Home Health Aides

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In times of crises, governments must implement proactive measures to support their citizens. To ensure the highest standard of care for residents and relieve the burden on our healthcare system, IFA urges state governments to implement the recommendations to protect home health care employees.

Hospitality Travel Industry Letter to Governors and Mayor

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Asian American Hotel Owners Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, International Franchise Association, National Restaurant Association, and U.S. Travel Association stand ready to work with every governor and city leader to ensure the long-term viability of hospitality and travel dependent jobs and businesses given our role in communities across the nation.

Letter to Urge States to Implement an Emergency Forbearance and Rent Abatement Program

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To ensure that franchisees are able to recover from the unprecedented economic burden created by COVID 19, the International Franchise Association (IFA) urges states to implement an emergency forbearance and rent abatement program in this letter to National Governors Association.

IFA-led Association Letter with 110 Signatures in Support of Enhanced 7(a) Lending

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A letter regarding the inclusion of the general 7(a) loan program enhancement provisions in the final CARES Act. These enhancements will help stabilize the financial system and prevent further economic consequences beyond what franchises and their employees are already experiencing.

Bipartisan Congressional Letter to Senate Leadership in Support of Franchising

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A letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer proposing they increase the small business fund in the CARES Act so that franchisees can access a larger loan in order to cover monthly operating expenses, debt obligations, etc. and not just payroll.

IFA Letter to Administrator Carranza - CARES Act Clarifications

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Letter to Administrator Jovita Carranza regarding the CARES Act, detailing how the Act can achieve its intended outcome and have maximum impact. This letter urges the Administrator to confirm the eligibility of the franchised businesses in the Paycheck Protection Loan program.

IFA Letter to SBC & HSBC - CARES Act Clarifications

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Letter to Chairs Rubio and Velázquez and Ranking Members Cardin and Chabot of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, detailing how the Act can achieve its intended outcome and have maximum impact. This letter urges the Chairs and Ranking Members to confirm the eligibility of the franchised businesses in the Paycheck Protection Loan program.

IFA Letter to Secretary Mnuchin - CARES Act Clarifications

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Letter to Secretary Mnuchin of the U.S. Department of Treasury regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, detailing how the Act can achieve its intended outcome and have maximum impact. This letter urges Secretary Mnuchin to confirm the eligibility of the franchised businesses in the Paycheck Protection Loan program.