OUR ADVOCACY PRIORITIES
NCBA CLUSA’s advocacy team works to educate, differentiate and keep cooperative priorities top-of-mind before policymakers, stakeholders and the broader public. These efforts help ensure that co-ops are recognized, supported in the budget and eligible for federal programs. Our key advocacy priorities focus on Employee Ownership, Fair Tax Treatment, Rural Economic Growth and International Development.
Small businesses are at the heart of vibrant, healthy communities, and Employee Ownership through worker co-op conversions is an emerging strategy to strengthen and preserve those businesses nationwide. Fair Tax Treatment will keep cooperatives from being harmed in tax legislation, that would directly affect working families, small businesses and farmers. With new authorities in RCDG to analyze new Census data and the opportunities afforded by the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, now is the time to increase investment in Rural Economic Growth. Cooperatives are key stakeholders in International Development around the world, support self-determination initiatives that enable people to better provide for themselves, their families and their communities.