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This page is dedicated to all the latest information about the AAFD legislative efforts and pressing news to help our Franchisee Members navigate our collective survival through COVID-19.


SB-939 - No Commercial Evictions During COVID-19

May 22nd, 2020

by: AAFD

in: legislative,The Franchisee Voice

AAFD endorsement letter: AAFD-Support-of-CA-SB-939 The AAFD has just endorsed California Senate Bill SB-939 and thanks CA Senator Scott Wiener for authoring a bill that will provide a much-needed protection to franchise business owners in California by banning evictions of commercial tenants during the course of the Covid19 Pandemic.... Read More »

Join us in May for our Town Halls

May 6th, 2020

by: AAFD

in: legislative,The Franchisee Voice

May 8: Results of the AAFD Franchisor Pandemic Relief Response Survey TOPIC: Results and Goals of our Franchisor Relief Response Survey. Direct focus on our survey results and practical strategies to enhance franchisor support efforts. If you have not done so already but would like to participate in this survey, please click here. The Survey will close at EOB on Thursday ... Read More »

Franchisor Relief Response Survey - AAFD Town Hall Series Announced

May 1st, 2020

by: AAFD

in: Featured,legislative,The Franchisee Voice

The AAFD is conducting a survey of Franchisor Relief Support in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and we want to invite participation (and share results) with a wide array of franchisee associations. Use this link to respond to this important effort to evaluate how franchisors are responding and helping their franchisees through the Coronavirus pandemic: The r... Read More »

AAFD Town Hall: Highlighting Renewed Legislative Interest in Franchisee Rights Presented by Keith Miller and Special Guest Senator Cortez Masto

April 14th, 2020

by: AAFD

in: legislative,The Franchisee Voice

AAFD’s April 17 Members Town Hall focuses on the renewed and growing legislative interest in franchisee rights and concerns.   Spurred largely by the significant efforts and leadership of Keith Miller, the AAFD’s Director of Public Affairs and Engagement, and principal of Franchisee Advocacy Consulting, franchisee concerns have gained growing attention at both the Feder... Read More »

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» PayPal is accepting loan applications for the PPP

» The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

» Disaster Loan Assistance

» To locate a Paycheck Protection Program Lender

» Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form

For more information on these services, please go to to locate the email address and phone number for the nearest SBA district office and/or SBA’s resource partners.


The AAFD has announced the schedule for our series of “Member Only” Town Halls.
All calls will be @ 4 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. Pacific).


May 29th – TOPIC: Covid19 Pandemic Update — Where we are today!

We will be updating members on where we are as US business come back to work. Status of government stimulus and franchisor response efforts. Of particular note, we will be discussing the Department of Treasury’s recent announcement of how to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness with practical advice on how to maximize member benefits from this program.

June 12th – TOPIC: Joint Employer Conundrum

An informative discussion regarding the ‘threat’ of a finding that franchisors are the ‘joint employers’ of franchisees’ employees, and how this ‘threat’ which is not desired by anyone actually can help bolster franchisee equity, and equally important, the value, influence and effectiveness of franchisee associations.

Past Recordings


Guest speaker FTC Commissioner, Rohit ChopraPlay Now »


Results of the AAFD Franchisor Pandemic Relief Response Survey:Play Now »


Where we are with the Covid19 Pandemic. Updating Members on where we are by late April.Play Now »


U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto: Spurring Renewed Interest in Franchisee Rights and Interests.Play Now »


Report on AAFD Support Initiatives to the Coronavirus Pandemic.Play Now »


Financial Relief from the Worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic.Play Now »

COVID-19 Resources