January 3, 2023
Washington, D.C. – The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) took to Capitol Hill on January 3, 2023 to welcome new members of Congress and current congressional friends of IFPA. Members of the government relations team visited both freshmen and returning members to begin and build the relationships essential to advancing the wide portfolio of issues critical to the fresh produce and floral supply chains.
“Building relationships with our elected officials is one of the most important things that we can do as an industry to advocate for the issues and policies that can help our industry serve our consumers and our world,” said IFPA’s Chief Public Policy Officer, Robert Guenther. “As the DC team is on Capitol Hill today greeting elected officials, we invite industry members to also take the opportunity to welcome our Members of Congress. Together, we can advocate for a strong produce and floral business environment to enhance prosperity and create a vibrant future for all.”
Earlier today, IFPA shared a Member of Congress Engagement Checklist with their members, detailing ways to reach out to members of the 118th Congress. The suggestions included:
- Send a personalized welcome email to your Members of Congress;
- Share your voice on LinkedIn and Twitter, using the #FRESHCongress graphic and hashtag and;
- Sign up to meet with your Member of Congress and staff in your District in the first quarter.
“IFPA looks forward to working with the 118th Congress, their staff and our members to find opportunity and solutions to challenges that are key to our industry’s continued growth and success,” said Guenther. “Stay tuned for additional advocacy events being announced in the coming days, including the virtual Fresh Faces of Congress Meet & Greet Series.”
To learn more how you and your company can get engaged, contact Director Grassroots & Political Affairs Angela Tiwari (202) 303-3416.