The Main Street Alliance (MSA) is a network of small business owners that support left-of-center policies. The group was founded in 2008 to advocate for healthcare changes that evolved into Obamacare.  MSA claims more than a dozen state chapters.  Today, the MSA advocates for left-of-center policies on economics, healthcare, and immigration.
MSA has advocated for increasing the amount of government regulation over financial products. In 2011, a Main Street Alliance member appeared in the Washington Post advocating for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Dodd-Frank Act which created more financial regulations.  Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), joined an MSA conference call in which he advocated for further regulating banks.  The MSA opposed the Financial CHOICE Act proposal put forward by Republicans in 2017, which sought to roll back red tape put on the financial industry. 
MSA’s affiliates have been active in pushing for increasing the minimum wage. MSA Washington called for a $12 minimum wage in 2015.  In 2015, MSA member Kevin Litwin spoke on the group’s behalf before the Los Angeles City Council and asked that the minimum wage be raised to $15.25.  MSA executive team member, Deborah Field, joined the Raise the Wage campaign in Oregon calling for a $15 minimum wage. 
The MSA has opposed tax cuts on numerous occasions. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by President Donald Trump in November 2017 faced attacks from MSA as members advocated for raising spending rather than cutting taxes.  When the Trump administration considered lowering the capital gains tax, MSA shared an article by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) opposing the proposal.  In Minnesota, the group pushed a petition opposing lowing the death tax. 
Main Street Alliance’s Oregon chapter is a member of Health Care for All Oregon, which supports socialized healthcare.  Other left-wing members of Health Care for All Oregon include the Communist Party of Oregon, Oregon AFL-CIO, National Action Network of Portland/Beaverton, and the Pacific Green Party.  MSA Oregon joined Healthcare for All Oregon in 2015 for a rally at the state capitol that featured speeches from Oregon Democratic legislators.  At the rally MSA Oregon executive team member Jason Freilinger spoke in favor of government-run healthcare and called on the state legislature to implement socialized medicine. 
MSA has opposed the mandatory use of E-Verify, a government internet-based system that allows employers to ensure the people they hire are legally allowed to work in the United States. David Borris, a member of MSA’s executive committee, protested outside of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and demanded that the Chamber oppose E-Verify. 
Another free-market policy organization that MSA has criticized over immigration is the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). MSA attacked the NFIB for supporting President Trump’s immigration policy.  In the blog, MSA referred to the detention centers where illegal immigrants that are arrested are taken to as “internment camps.” 
The MSA supports amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. 
Main Street Alliance signed a letter condemning the immigration policy of the Trump Administration and urging American CEOs not to employ anyone involved with the policy. It accused these officials of being directly guilty for physical abuse, sexual assault, and even the death of illegal immigrant children. The letter was titled “An Open Letter to America’s CEOs” and was dated April 6, 2019. 
Main Street Alliance partnered with Beneficial State Bank for an event on small business lending in Oregon.  Beneficial State Bank was founded by liberal activist billionaire Tom Steyer and his wife Kat Taylor, who is the CEO of the bank.  Taylor spoke at the event. 
In 2014, MSA partnered with former governor Madeleine Kunin (D-VT) to host an event supporting government mandated sick leave.  Tom Perez, who was Secretary of Labor for President Obama at the time, came and spoke at the event. 
Main Street Alliance has taken money from a division of the Service Employees International Union; SEIU Healthcare Minnesota (formally known as SEIU Joint Council 7) provided MSA with $20,000 in 2018.