Thursday, June 7th, 2012
As a working member of the American plastics industry, do you think the U.S. Congress should know what the country’s third-largest manufacturing sector thinks about cumbersome regulations and uncertain economic policies?
We talk with each other about the issues repeatedly, but here’s an opportunity to talk about them directly with the people who can actually do something about them—members of Congress.
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association is organizing its next Plastics Industry Congressional Fly-In for Wednesday July 25th in Washington, D.C. SPI members as well as non-members are urged to join in.
All it takes is registering then coming to Washington on July 25th. SPI will arrange meetings for you with your Representative and Senators, and prior to your meetings on the afternoon of July 25th, SPI’s government and industry affairs specialists will brief you on key issues in conjunction with a lunch on Capitol Hill.
Bonus incentive: SPI’s guest speaker during the lunch/briefing will be Stuart Rothenberg, editor of The Rothenberg Report. Acknowledged as one of the absolute best political handicappers around, his analysis of the upcoming election is certain to prove enlightening.
I participated in the Congressional meetings SPI arranged last October. What I saw was how nothing beats face-to-face, and how nothing holds the attention of a legislator more than you—a businessperson who votes in the legislator’s constituency. I came away convinced that we score major points in these meetings, points that we can’t score any other way.
People representing other industries are on Capitol Hill every day talking up their agendas. The plastics industry deserves to be heard as much as any of them, and it is super easy to do. Cost is only $99 for SPI members and $199 for nonmembers, and SPI is holding blocks of rooms at two hotels convenient to both Capitol Hill and Reagan National Airport via the Metro System. Just click here to register or for more information, or contact SPI’s Suzanne Morgan by email or at 202-974-5218.