U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) announced that more than 8,700 small business owners and leaders across America have signed on to entrepreneur and philanthropist Howard Schultz’s letter supporting the RESTART Act.
Last month, Schultz led more than 100 current and former prominent CEOs on a letter to Congressional leadership expressing support for the type of low-interest, partially forgivable, long-term working capital loan proposed in the RESTART Act.
Since then, the letter has gained the support of thousands of small businesses owners in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, including at least 55 small businesses in Indiana, 85 small businesses in Colorado, 104 local Chamber of Commerce leaders, and 65 veteran-led businesses. Additional signatories include CEOs of the U.S. Black Chamber, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce, and the National Association of Women Business Owners.