Barnes Campaign: Mandela Barnes releases policy plan to support small businesses and main streets across Wisconsin

MADISON — Today, Mandela Barnes released his new policy agenda to support small businesses and Main Streets across Wisconsin.

Fully 99 percent of all businesses in Wisconsin are small businesses, and nearly half of all workers in Wisconsin work for a small business. From family farms to main street shops and everything in between, Mandela’s new policy plan will expand opportunities for the middle class and uplift working families.

As Wisconsin’s next United States Senator, Mandela will fight to:

  • Prioritize family farms and rural small businesses;
  • Crack down on corporate handouts and level the playing field for small businesses to compete;
  • Address bad trade deals and anti-competitive practices to boost Wisconsin business and compete with China;
  • Do right by workers and help Wisconsin businesses attract workers;
  • Grow local jobs and address supply chain issues by passing Senator Baldwin’s Made in America Act; 
  • Support minority-owned small businesses and veteran entrepreneurship.

Click here to read the full plan.

“As the only candidate in this race with a firsthand understanding of the challenges working families face right now, I’m proud to be a champion for Wisconsin’s Main Streets and family farms,” said Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, candidate for U.S. Senate. “Opportunities for the middle class like the ones my parents had as proud union workers simply don’t exist anymore. In the Senate, I’ll fight to pass my policy plan to ensure that the next generation of small business entrepreneurs have the same chances for success that allowed a middle class kid from Milwaukee to be a candidate for the U.S. Senate.”