Meeting Archive:
Advocacy 101: Make Your Small Business Voice Heard in the Illinois Legislature

Meeting Description:
Have you ever wanted to engage in policy issues impacting small businesses in Illinois but don't where to begin? Join us for an interactive webinar where we'll discuss how to make your voice heard as a small business owner and opportunities for engaging with your policymakers, local media and other movers and shakers. You'll also learn about ways small business owners have partnered with Small Business Majority and other business groups to move the needle on important legislation.

Additional topics include
  • How to become a small business advocate and impact change in the state legislature
  • Best practices when reaching out to policymakers and legislators
  • How to get engaged with the media and score a successful interview
  • Current legislation and issues to get involved with in Illinois
If you're not able to join the webinar but are interested in becoming a small business advocate, please contact Geri Aglipay at We'd love to hear from you about any small business issues you're interested in engaging on in the future and discuss how you can get involved in Small Business Majority's spokesperson program. 
About Small Business Majority
Small Business Majority was founded and is run by small business owners to ensure America’s entrepreneurs are a key part of a thriving and inclusive economy. We actively engage small business owners and policymakers in support of commonsense public policy solutions, and deliver information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth and drive a sustainable, job-creating economy. We regularly engage our network of more than 58,000 small business owners and 1,000 business organizations from our nine offices in seven states and Washington, D.C. Our extensive scientific polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers.
Date: Tue, Sep 17, 2019
Time: 01:00 PM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Geri Aglipay- Midwest Outreach Manager
Speaker Photo

Geraldine “Geri” Sanchez Aglipay manages Small Business Majority's outreach, education and policy efforts in the Midwest region and Greater Chicago to enhance financial capacity and health security for small business owners, their employees and their families. She also manages Small Business Majority’s national outreach to women entrepreneurs and women's business organizations. As a former solo-entrepreneur, Geri is passionate about helping entrepreneurs strengthen their asset building and building an inclusive economy that works for all through entrepreneurship, especially for women, communities of color and the underserved.