Join Independent Grocers In DC This May

Mar 28, 2024

Over May 21 and 22, independent grocers, wholesalers, and state association executives with gather in Washington, D.C. to impact how Congress views the independent grocery industry in an election year. Organized by the National Grocers Association (NGA), the Fly-In For Fair Competition gives participants to leverage independent grocers' collective clout and serves as an unmatched opportunity to represent the independent grocery industry.

"It is so important that we have real Main Street grocers come to Washington to help your elected officials and their staff understand how important issues that NGA advocates on your behalf impact your business," NGA President and CEO Greg Ferrera said. "We don't need you to be a lawyer, a lobbyist, or an expert — I just need real grocers to tell your story and help us achieve more wins for you."

 

The NGA Government Relations team will handle the details, including:

  • Schedule your Congressional meetings and pair you with other NGA members and experienced advocates
  • Prepare you with briefing materials, meeting tips, and all logistical information needed for a successful day on Capitol Hill
  • Provide opportunities outside of your scheduled meetings to interact with lawmakers and their staffs at receptions and a fundraiser

During the Fly-In, you will meet with your representatives on Capitol Hill, discuss the pressing issues that are affecting your business, and help NGA to positively impact the policymaking process. NGA will lead conversations with representatives to encourage:

  • A level playing field in the grocery industry
  • Legislation to reform credit card routing to lower swipe fees
  • Passing a strong Farm Bill that ensures grocery retail remains at the center of delivering nutrition assistance through SNAP

register & find more info

If you have any questions, please reach out to NGA's Government Relations team at gr@nationalgrocers.org

NGA LinkedIn post promoting Fly-In for Fair Competition

Click the above post to see highlights of last year's Fly-In.

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