Former House Speaker Tip O'Neill (D-Mass.) once said: "All
politics are local." He was right, and his sentiment still holds
true—members of Congress want to know what issues are
important to their constituents.
But for Congress to act, it is critical you make your voice
heard. Lawmakers need to understand how their decisions affect your
business. During meetings and events in Washington, D.C., members
of Congress often share stories about what they hear from their
constituents. Why not have one story be yours? Participating in
grassroots efforts is one way to make this happen.
There are numerous ways you can participate in grassroots
activities, and some only take a few minutes of your time. First,
you'll want to visit NRCA's
government advocacy Web page (www.nrca.net/GovernmentAdvocacy)
for updates about key legislative and regulatory issues that affect
your business. In addition, be sure to register for NRCA's
E-News, which provides updates...
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