Franchise Action Network

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IFA's Franchise Action Network or FAN is the association's industry-leading grassroots network of over 65,000 advocates across the country, serving as the voice of America's 733,000 franchise businesses in Washington and state capitals across the country. 

FAN ensures the personal and unique stories of local small business owners are heard in Congress, federal agencies, and state and local legislatures when decision-makers are taking actions that impact your bottom line. It acts as franchising's first line of defense and an early warning system across the nation. Is a state assemblyperson proposing a minimum wage bill which would classify your business as a large entity and force you to pay the same rates as corporations in your town? Will new federal regulations impact the level of compliance training you'll receive next year? No matter the issue or level, becoming a member of FAN ensures IFA's award-winning government relations team can help PROTECT YOU.

As a FAN member, you will be able to easily contact your federal, state, and local officials about issues of concern through the state-of-the-art Phone2Action platform. Upon registering you'll begin receiving IFA's bi-monthly email update FANMail, which includes all the latest and breaking headlines impacting franchising at the federal and state levels. And should any legislative or regulatory activity pop up which might impact you, be on the lookout for text and email alerts from IFA!

To learn more about FAN and to get involved, visit If you have any questions, please email IFA's Paul Calkins, Jr. at for more information.