Welcome to the Business & Professions Caucus

We are the Business and Professional Caucus of the California Democratic Party. The caucus was established three decades ago, and has been the voice of business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs ever since.
Our members are business and professional Democrats who are stakeholders in the small business economy, and wish to take part in strengthening the laws and the landscape to make business thrive. We understand the need for integrity, truth, responsibility, honesty and character in business and in the political arena in California.

Business and Professionals Caucus Recommendations to the Platform Committee

Thanks to the hard work and efforts of the Business & Professionals Platform Committee, which has been chaired by Omar Hashwi, the Caucus today made eight recommendations to the CADEM Platform Committee to update and amend the California Democratic Party Platform to help small businesses: CADEM pledges to support increased investment in small business and …

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POLL: CA Small Businesses Support Vaccine Mandates

New opinion polling from Small Business Majority reveals that small businesses in California are facing setbacks from the current surge in COVID-19 cases, and they’re supportive of proposals to mandate vaccinations and testing at places of business that will help ensure local economies can stay open safely. Sixty-one percent support a state mandate requiring certain public-facing businesses like restaurants, …

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California Rebuilding Fund

Small businesses are critical for an inclusive and equitable economic recovery. That is why we’re glad California is supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of our economy. The California Rebuilding Fund will help close the funding gap. Learn more: www.CALoanFund.org

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Round 8 California Small Business Relief Grant now OPEN

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 AT 6:00 PM (PST) ROUND 8 APPLICATIONS FOR THE CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT IS NOW OPEN CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT This will support California eligible nonprofit cultural institutions defined as registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities that satisfy the criteria for a qualified small business under the California …

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Small Business & Cyber Security

The caucus heard from cyber security experts on August 26th, 2021 about the threats facing small businesses: malware, ransomware, and phishing. The Caucus was direct to the following resources for small businesses: https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/stay-safe-cybersecurity-threats Resources from the SBA to help small businesses protect against hackers. https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Find out if your email or phone has been involved …

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Covid-19 Resources for Businesses

Sue Bendavid, Employment attorney at Lewitt Hackman, presented to the Business and Professions Caucus tonight on August 26th, 2021 and provided several documents with resources for small businesses. You can download the documents Sue presented in this Google Drive folder here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WeYuRBavCcOWYvN6WxLkdPRAtxGEBurY?usp=sharing

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VOTE NO ON THE REPUBLICAN RECALL BY SEPT. 14

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Meeting August 26th, 2021

Business and Professional Caucus Link to video of meeting on August 26th: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14os2nWUfK6uReo9AOhFmmdxXU8GTulxq/view   Agenda:  Election of Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer – Andrew Lachman Officer’s Reports Update on how the Virus is currently affecting businesses in California Sue Bendavid, Employment Attorney, Lewitt Hackman Resources for businesses during the pandemic – Ron Galperin, Controller, City of …

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