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Policy Council: Taking it to the Hill 2-27-20

Policy Council: Taking it to the Hill 2-27-20Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST [Web Conference]

Small Business owners wear many hats — most importantly growing and protecting the bottom line. Consequently, as we are consistently fed happy headlines and pro-small business marketing, we may be lulled into accepting the status quo regarding policy and politics.

Meanwhile Big Business receives tremendous benefits from their lobbying efforts. The biggest companies have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them. For every dollar spent on lobbying by labor unions and public-interest groups together, large corporations and their associations now spend $34.  Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion on federal lobbying and campaign contributions; what those same corporations got: $4.4 trillion in federal business and support.

The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce® in conjunction with The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce™ work to ensure small business have access to federal contracts, bringing key issues to the forefront. But we must work together with our members to ensure legislative success.

The 2020 ASBCC Legislative Priorities include:

·        2020 ASBCC Fact Sheets
·        2020 ASBCC Legislative Priorities
·        2020 ASBCC WOSB-EDWOSB Legislative Priorities

Influence the Influencer

Understanding the best way to get your message across is key in influencing our Congressional Leaders. And by educating our leaders and building relationships with them will enable us to drive our message for making the Small Business case for good policy to grow our firms.

If you haven’t done so already, we invite you to register for the March 4-5, 2020 – National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit | DC Spring 2020 and join us for Hill Day on March 4, 2020 for a Senate Finance Committee Briefing and meetings with your congressional leaders.


Overview and Discussion of small business needs
Crafting your message
Meeting with your Congressional Leaders
Influencing the Influencer

Date & Time

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time

Meeting Details

Date & Time: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
Location: Web Conference (register to secure log-in/dial-in details)

General Registration & Fees

Fees for the meeting are as follows:

Upon completion of your registration, you will be provided with the meeting dial-in and log-in information.

[Government Agency, Large Prime Contractor and Resource Provider Representatives (as approved by ASBCC) – Complimentary.]

Margot Dorfman
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce – CEO

American Small Business Chamber of Commerce – VP Government Affairs

Margot Dorfman is the CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce®. She is a visionary leader who has dedicated herself to promoting the economic and leadership interest of women and small businesses. Her extensive background in business, business ownership, publishing, and nonprofit leadership has prepared Ms. Dorfman to set the vision for the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and represent the interests of small business for the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Dorfman has spent two decades lobbying congress on behalf of women and small businesses. She has met with congressional leaders, testified before congress on key issues impacting women and small businesses resulting in needed legislation to benefit women and the small business community.

Additionally, Dorfman has built respected relationships with federal Agency and Large Prime acquisition team members to advance access to contracts for small businesses.

Dorfman founded Arizona Women’s News, Hispana News and the Greater Phoenix Chamber Business Connection. She holds a Master’s of Education from Lesley University and a B.S. in Education from Northeastern University. Additionally, her experience includes over ten years in executive positions with General Mills and other Fortune 500 firms.