Washington Leadership Conference 101
You aren't a lobbyist.
You are a retail executive, an independent retailer, chain restaurateur, or State Association exec.
And, that's what makes you the best person to engage legislators on the issues -- you are the one who put them in office.
We need you and your story to paint a detailed picture of how current legislation and regulations affect your business. What is the biggest impediment? What has you most concerned? Is it privacy, health care, sales tax fairness, privacy, swipe fees
, all of the above or another issue all together?
NRF's team of lobbyists is a fierce and incredibly strong advocate for the industry, but it is your voice and your story that adds texture and real meaning to our efforts. Your participation makes the difference.
Crafting your story.
All retailers are welcome (registration is complimentary), and no Capitol Hill experience is necessary. We set-up the appointments with your state legislators and walk you through what you need to know and how to navigate Capitol
Hill during our Tuesday, May 15th Legislative Agenda briefing. This afternoon session is an energetic exchange with NRF Staff and lobbyists, where we go over key industry issues and answer questions. By Wednesday, May 16th, you'll be ready to head to the Hill. Want to know who will be joining you? See who else has already registered.
Want more information to help build your story? Check out the links below.
Understand NRF's advocacy efforts
The NRF Public Policy Blog contains posts about the public policy issues facing the retail industry.
Learn what really happens up on the Hill
The Legislative Action Center is a tool to research elected officials, legislation and learn the workings of Congress.
Check up on your legislators' retail record
The Voting Scorecard
allows you to review (in real time) how your your legislators are voting on retail issues.