“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.
In this Must Know…
- Lots of events next week at CAMEO
- NALCAB’s Latino Economic Policy Summit & National Training
- Sign on to CAMEO’s letter to Congress to oppose implementation of EO 13950 on diversity training.
- This week’s Goodie highlight is Small Business Majority’s recent survey which found that more than 1 in 3 small business owners will not survive past the next three months without additional financial relief.
Next Week at CAMEO
Lots of exciting things are going on at CAMEO this fall, and every day next week has an event where you can hear from us, our members, and partners. So mark your calendars for:
- Monday, October 26: California Rebuilding Fund Train-the-Trainer Webinar
- Tuesday, October 27: San Diego Area Member Meeting
- Wednesday, October 28: Heidi and Susan will speak about bringing TA online at NALCAB’s National Training
- Thursday, October 29: Entrepreneurship Advantage Virtual Meetup on “Building Digital Resiliency“
- Friday, October 30: Also at NALCAB’s National Training, Susan will speak about CDFI lending operations best practices
Latino Economic Policy Summit & National Training
NALCAB presents its inaugural Latino Economic Policy Summit, followed by 2020 National Training – virtual edition — from October 27-30, 2020. The Summit will include a live discussion with US Representative Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and other elected officials and community leaders to explore policy solutions for our nation’s Latino communities. The annual National Training event follows with three days of interactive training sessions for community development practitioners.
Taking Action: Standing Up for Racial Justice
On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13950, which is much more restrictive than just banning the use of federal dollars for diversity training. The EO creates conflicts with state laws and provides a path for needless government investigations into organizations’ private practices.
CAMEO will send a letter to Congress to express our opposition to the implementation of this EO. Please contact Heidi Pickman if you would like your organization to sign on by tomorrow, Friday, October 23, 2020.
On a related note, CAMEO is supporting Prop 16 to reverse the ban on affirmative action, which we feel will provide more opportunity to minority-owned businesses.
- A new survey by Small Business Majority found that 35% of small business owners will not survive past the next three months.
- A new report on PPP shows that Treasury and SBA failed to prioritize the neediest small businesses when setting guidance for lenders.