The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a new donor program aimed at small-business owners, according to spokesman Paul Lindsay.
Employer Nation is a new grass-roots and fundraising initiative sponsored by House Republicans and aimed at private employers.
Its purpose is to elect Representatives in Congress who will advance a pro-employer agenda and fight for the policies that encourage and reward those who start, run and grow small businesses, Lindsay said.
The program will solicit current and new donors to the NRCC, and aims to organize nondonor members. The committee will announce its membership Sept. 16 on Employer Nation Day.
According to the committee, the program already has 2,500 associate members. Membership for the program is tiered, and executive members and board members will get additional access to top Republicans, including House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.