The Marketplace Fairness Act: Should You Join the Fight to Defeat it?
I don't often get invited to meet with politicians about pending legislation, but next week I will have the opportunity to sit down with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro to discuss the Marketplace Fairness Act. In preparation for the meeting, I asked Terri Alpert, an active opponent of the bill, to educate me about what's at stake for small businesses. Alpert is a well-respected CEO who has built two top-shelf brands (Uno Alla Volta and Artisan Table) that do over $14 million in sales, and employ more than 50 people year-round. If this bill has her spooked, I need to know why.