Payday loans siphon money out of local communities and depress consumer spending. When consumers turn to payday lenders, only to face financial turmoil, small businesses realize the impact on their revenue sheets.
About Amanda Ballantyne
Amanda Ballantyne is the national director of the Main Street Alliance, which provides small businesses a voice on key policy issues and elevates socially responsible business leaders. She brings more than a decade of progressive organizing, policy, and legal experience. She worked for several national nonprofit organizations, including Public Citizen and Free Press. She has also worked as a labor organizer and policy analyst for the Communications Workers of America and the Service Employees International Union.