February 12, 2021
Letters to Congress
100 organizations supporting African American, Latino and immigrant-owned businesses across the country, joined in this letter to request that changes be immediately made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to increase meaningful access for sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals. While the Economic Aid Act addressed many of the impediments to access for business owners of color, barriers remain. Of urgent concern is the continued exclusion of microbusinesses, many owned by people of color in rural and urban communities alike, that cannot access the amount of relief necessary to navigate this ongoing public health and economic emergency.