In a letter this week, ASAE asked Governor Bill Lee to veto a bill it says “promotes mistreatment of a targeted LGBTQ population and threatens to give rise to state-sanctioned discrimination in Tennessee.”
Many 501(c)(6) groups are deciding if they should apply for federal assistance programs to reduce the financial impact of the pandemic. Industry advisors say these groups still have options available, including the Paycheck Protection Program and the Employee Retention Tax Credit.
Media outlets, tech companies, and other organizations that offer digital advertising and collect customer data—including associations—are challenging a slew of new tax bills arising in statehouses around the country.
In a letter to the new president, ASAE urged the administration to tap into the expertise and resources that associations can bring to policy discussions about the challenges facing America.
In a letter to administration officials, ASAE welcomed long-sought COVID-19 aid for 501(c)(6) associations provided in the year-end stimulus legislation, but asked for clarification of eligibility for Paycheck Protection Program loans.
After months of advocacy by ASAE and several other associations, Congress passed a COVID-19 stimulus package that finally expands eligibility for the Paycheck Protection Program to include 501(c)(6) organizations that meet certain qualifying conditions.
After months of stalemate, a new framework for coronavirus relief developed by a bipartisan group of senators has support from Democratic leaders.
The Small Business Administration's "loan necessity" questionnaires seek information beyond what was required on PPP loan applications and may be biased against borrowers, according to ASAE and other business groups.
While ASAE and the business community back legislation that would protect groups from business interruption losses resulting from future pandemics, opposition to the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act was evident during a November 19 hearing.
In a letter to the White House this week, ASAE urged the administration to rescind its recent directives to end DEI training sessions for government workers.