The independent grocery industry has a huge impact on America’s economy with $255 billion in sales and supports nearly 1.2 million jobs nationwide, and $30 billion in wages. With such a large economic footprint, it is increasingly important that policymakers in Washington hear first-hand from grocery executives about how legislation and regulations directly impact the supermarket industry, their employees, and ultimately, the communities they serve.
Through Grocers Take Action you can send letters to your Members of Congress, see how they voted on issues critical to the supermarket industry, and learn more about the political process on Capitol Hill.
Grocers Day In Washington
Our annual Fly-In, Grocers Day in Washington offers the opportunity to lobby your Representatives. According to the Congressional Management Foundation, 97% of Hill staff surveyed responded that constituent visits to the DC office influence an undecided Representative. For more information on Grocers Day in Washington please visit: www.grocersdayinwashington.com.
Report Back to NGA
Hosted a Member on a store tour? Received a response from your Member to the letter you sent through the NGA Action Center? Share that information with NGA! Learning what your Representative has shared with you keeps NGA staff members informed as we lobby on specific issues the impact your bottom line. Sharing that information with us allows us to work more effectively on your behalf.