Main Street Alliance: Hosts small business roundtables with U.S. Senate candidates

WISCONSIN — On June 22 in Madison, June 24 in Milwaukee and July 6 in Appleton Main Street Alliance is hosting a series of roundtables with candidates for the U.S. Senate. The organization will be joined by Lt. Gov Mandela Barnes, Alex Lasry, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Outagamie Executive Tom Nelson, Steven Olikara, Peter Peckarsky, and Kou Lee.* 

The purpose of these roundtables is to familiarize the candidates with issues impacting small business and to ask them questions about issues of importance to small businesses: health care, care economy (childcare & paid leave), capital access, tax fairness, and anti-monopoly. You can read more about our priorities here.

These discussions will be open to the media, but there will not be an opportunity for press questions during the event. Small business owners, organizational representatives, and candidates may be available for interviews before or after the event. 

Madison, June 22, 11 AM-12 PM

The Coopers Tavern

20 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703, 2nd Floor 

Milwaukee, June 24, 11 AM- 12 PM

Cactus Club

2496 S Wentworth Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Appleton, July 6, 11 AM- 12 PM 

Long Cheng Marketplace 

1804 S Lawe St, Appleton, WI 54915

On July 7, as we wrap up these roundtable discussions, we will be releasing the results of our candidate questionnaire as well, the results of which will be shared with our members, the small business community and state media. 

If you plan on attending please RSVP with Shawn Phetteplace at [email protected]

* Incumbent Senator Ron Johnson was confirmed to attend as well but canceled on June 8 due to conflicts arising from official duties in Washington, D.C. MSA has offered other dates for a direct meeting with small business members to discuss the same questions being posed to other candidates.