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As an industry that generates $131 billion in annual sales and supports nearly one million jobs nationwide it is important for the independent supermarket industry to be represented with one strong voice in Washington, DC. For over 30 years, NGA has been advocating for policies that will help the independent supermarket industry to continue to thrive, grow, and create jobs in communities throughout America.

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Get Involved and Take Action

NGA is proud to provide a platform for each of the nearly one million workers represented by the independent retail and wholesale supermarket industry to make their voice heard by giving each member an opportunity to connect with elected officials and regulators through our Take Action portal.

With challenges facing the industry from the legislative and executive branches, it is more important than ever that members take an active role in shaping the regulations and laws that will affect the industry for years to come. NGA has several resources available to help you contact your Member of Congress and get involved. For NGA and our members, every letter, call, or tweet is an important step towards crafting good policy. It takes less than a minute to take action and make a difference!

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PAC

The NGA Grocers PAC is the sole political action committee (PAC) representing the independent supermarket industry.  The Grocers PAC allows NGA member employers and employees to participate in the political process in a meaningful way. The Grocers PAC was created to help protect and promote the future success of the independent sector by supporting candidates for Congress who understand our business, whose values and goals align with our mission, and who are willing to work with us to achieve our legislative and regulatory goals.

Federal law requires companies to "authorize" the PAC for each year before NGA can share details about the PAC or solicit contributions. Please note, federal law only allows companies to authorize one trade association federal PAC annually and the company must be a member of NGA.


To view the authorization form, click HERE.

To view a sample contribution form, click HERE

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The NGA Campaign is a pivotal member funded resource that helps NGA advance the policy interests of the independent supermarket industry on Capitol Hill, before federal agencies, and the courts by providing the financial resources that are necessary to defeat legislation, regulations, and advance causes that impact our members' bottom line.

The NGA Campaign Enables NGA to:

  • Offer an Employment, Labor, and Healthcare counsel hotline free for NGA members, providing unlimited access to legal counsel on issues important to your business.
  • Offer NGA members educational opportunities and free webinars from various issue experts.
  • Provide financial support for coalitions to various groups with similar interests in Washington, DC.
  • Ensure independent grocers have a say before laws and regulations are enacted by Congress or the Administration.

To learn more about the NGA Campaign, contact Greg Ferrara at gferrara@nationalgrocers.org.

Store Tours

With so many public policy issues touching the independent supermarket industry, it is important to meet with your Member of Congress and their staff to convey which federal issues impact your business and your bottom line.  A tour of your retail store or distribution center is a great way to give the Member a firsthand look at how you operate and how issues related to labor, health care, and cybersecurity have a very real impact on your day-to-day operations.

Please contact NGA if you are interested in hosting a store or facility tour. NGA Director of Government Relations, Maggie Lyons, will be able to assist with all of the logistics for the visit, including contacting your Member’s office and working with you to find a date that works for all stakeholders involved.

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