International Franchise Association Announces Over One Million California Voters Have Signed Petition to Oppose the FAST Act

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced the submission of over one million petition signatures from California voters in opposition to AB 257, or the FAST Act. The effort by the Save Local Restaurants coalition will give California voters a say on the law’s damaging impacts before it goes into effect next year.

International Franchise Association Statement on 2022 Midterm Elections

“IFA congratulates U.S. House Republicans and all of the winners in this year’s elections – on the national, state, and local level. We look forward to working together to advance policies that protect the franchise business model and promote further growth and entrepreneurship opportunities,” said Matthew Haller, president and CEO of the International Franchise Association.

International Franchise Association Names Full List of 2022 Congressional Endorsements

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today announced its full list of candidate endorsements ahead of the 2022 election for their leadership on pro-business policies supporting America’s locally owned franchise small businesses. Named a “Friend of Franchising,” IFA endorsed one gubernatorial candidate, four U.S. Senate candidates, and five U.S. House of Representatives candidates this month.

Panel Discussion on “Franchising: Creating Wealth in the Black Community”

The International Franchise Association (IFA) today hosted “Franchising: Creating Wealth in the Black Community,” a panel discussion at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF ALC), featuring African American small business owners, financial services experts, and administration officials. The expert panelists shared stories of their franchising journey and best practices for success, as well as information on opportunities in franchising and accessing capital.

International Franchise Association Applauds Introduction of Trademark Licensing Protection Act

The International Franchise Association today announces its support for the Trademark Licensing Protection Act, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday by Sens. Angus King (I-ME), James Lankford (R-OK), and Joe Manchin (D-WV). The legislation ensures that brand standards, issued by a franchisor to preserve or enhance the brand, may not be used as evidence of employment controls in litigation – critical to the franchise business model.