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Give us Feedback
As a member of Local First, we want to hear from you. Let us know what issues are relevant to your business.
Join the Team
Our Act Local Team works on these issues and is open to the public! Sign up to join meetings or receive updates from the group.
Act Local Guidelines
Local First is a nonprofit business alliance that works with local, independent businesses to build an economy that values people, the planet, and prosperity for everyone. We advocate on behalf of our member businesses on issues that are relevant to owning a local, independent business and issues that promote an economy that values the triple bottom line, described above.
The following criteria are used by Local First Board, Staff, and the Act Local Team when evaluating whether the organization should engage in any new issues.
1. Impact: Does this topic directly affect local first members?
2. Support: Do we reasonably believe that our membership does, or will support our advocacy effort on their behalf?
3. Credibility: Should Local First be a leader or supporter of this advocacy work, or should a different organization take on this issue?