Virtual Capitol Hill Week

June 9 - 11, 2020 
 

 

The impact of COVID-19 on small businesses and communities all over the United States is significant, and Goldman Sachs believes that small businesses should be part of the ongoing conversation.

On June 9th -11th, 2,100 small business owners joined the 10,000 Small Businesses Voices Virtual Capitol Hill Week to connect with Members of Congress through 434 online meetings to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill. Participants also attended programming on topics such as adapting to a new operating environment, preparing for a phased re-opening, and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities. 

To learn more about the topics that are top of mind for 10,000 Small Businesses graduates, please see our latest survey:

Survey of 1,400+ Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses participants highlights status of loan funds and that COVID-19 will change how they operate their businesses

Virtual Capitol Hill Week Sessions

The Power of Advocacy: US Senators

US Senators Ben Cardin, Steve Daines, and Maggie Hassan discuss the federal government’s efforts to assist small business owners impacted by the economic shutdown, what makes an effective advocate, and why now more than ever the United States Congress needs to hear from small business owners.

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CEO Panel: Our Challenges Are Your Challenges

Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass, Darden Restaurants president and CEO Gene Lee, and Tapestry chairman and CEO Jide Zeitlin discuss adapting to a new operating environment, preparing for a phased re-opening, and sharing common challenges that all CEOs are facing during these unprecedented times.

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Protecting You, Your Family and Your Employees

Founding Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy Dr. Mark McClellan, Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky, and Harvard Medical School psychologist Dr. Susan David discuss the healthcare response to COVID-19 and how to protect, educate and empower your workforce.

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The Power of Advocacy: US Mayors

Mayors Eric Johnson (Dallas, TX), Nan Whaley (Dayton, OH), and LaToya Cantrell (New Orleans, LA) discuss how they are thinking about the way forward for their communities post-pandemic and how to advance racial equality.

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