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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.


Is the FTC Listening to Franchisees? At Least One Commissioner Is

August 21st, 2020

by: Keith Miller

in: Featured,Legislative,The Franchisee Voice

Over the years, many franchisees, franchisee advocates, and franchisee lawyers have wondered if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is really doing anything to regulate franchising. While the International Franchise Association states there are 733,000 franchised outlets in the United States, the FTC assigns less than one person to the task of overseeing franchising. In fac... Read More »

AAFD Comments on Additional Covid-19 Relief

July 24th, 2020

by: AAFD

in: Legislative

The AAFD has issued the following statement to Congressional leaders in support of a second round of economic stimulus to protect franchised businesses in the United States: Read Letter: AAFD-Comments-on-Additional-Covid-19-Relief-Final... Read More »

AAFD Legislative Update – June 4, 2020

June 4th, 2020

by: Keith Miller

in: Legislative,The Franchisee Voice

While COVID-19 has stopped a lot of legislative efforts, it has also brought in new issues, many of them being fast tracked to help deal with the current issues. Here’s a brief legislative update: CARES Act and PPP: While many documents have been put out on this, and endless webinars have been done around the forgiveness of the PPP loans, the latest from the Small Busin... Read More »

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 »

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» How to Calculate Loan Amounts

» 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).


No Dates at this time.

Past Recordings


Topic: The Joint Employer ConundrumPlay Now »


Topic: Covid19 Pandemic Update—Where we are today!Play Now »


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