Power of Fresh Fly-In Series

United Fresh is committed to making a strong impact with the Administration and Congress. We invite United Fresh members to join us in Washington, DC for the three part 2018 Power of Fresh Fly-In Series.

Set the tone and influence our industry’s future by meeting with Members of Congress, their staff and the Administration throughout 2018. As business leaders, it’s important to clearly communicate the industry’s key issues and the federal policies and regulations that impact them – all while showcasing how the fruit and vegetable industry is a driving force in the global economy.

May 9 Day on Capitol Hill | Sign Up to Attend Today!

About the 2018 Power of Fresh Fly-In SeriesFresh Facts & Congressional Meetings

Fresh Facts:

  • The 2018 Power of Fresh Fly-In Series is 3 parts: February, May 9 and concludes with the Washington Conference September 24-26. You’re encouraged to join for one, two or all three! Multiple communications throughout the year to congressional leaders is critical.
  • The Next Fly-In will be Wednesday, May 9 as part of the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Day on Capitol Hill
  • It’s important that policymakers hear from all sectors of our industry – we encourage robust member participation throughout the supply chain!
  • There is no registration fee for participation in the May Fly-In. Regular Washington Conference registration rates apply in September.
  • Any United Fresh member who participates in the February or May Fly-In may receive a $100 discount to the September Washington Conference.
  • Sign Up to participate in the May 9th Day on Capitol Hill or contact Angela Tiwari, Director, Grassroots and Political Action at 202.202.3416 or atiwari@unitedfresh.org if you have questions.

Congressional Meeting Teams:

  • May 9 | Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Day on Capitol Hill: Meetings with Members of Congress and their staff will be focused on the 2018 Farm Bill.
  • September 24-26: Congressional meetings during the Washington Conference will be constituent based.

May Day on Capitol Hill Schedule of EventsJoin us in Washington DC May 9, 2018

Join us for the second fly-in opportunity of 2018 the Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Day on Capitol Hill. This is a stand alone fly-in.

May Fly-In Headquarters Hotel: Grand Hyatt Washington

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | United Fresh Welcome Reception

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

8:00 am – 9:30 am | Breakfast and Briefing                                     

In preparation of Congressional meetings, the SCFBA will outline the current status of key issues, concepts and talking points.

10:00 am – 4:30 pm | U.S. House and Senate Congressional Meetings
U.S. House and Senate Congressional Meetings
Meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill to discuss the important 2018 Farm Bill. United Fresh staff will schedule congressional meetings in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. 

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm | Informal Debrief
Following our meetings on Capitol Hill, please join us to debrief.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Fundraiser {TENTATIVE}
We are fleshing out a possible fundraiser for a key Member of Congress, details to follow.

Hotel & Travel

The 2018 Power of Fly-In Series will take place at three wonderful Washington DC hotels. All three hotel links are available to begin booking today! 

United Fresh has reserved a block of rooms at each property at preferred rates.  Reservations may be done online or by calling the hotels directly and referencing United Fresh. 

May 9 Day on Capitol Hill Headquarters Hotel: Grand Hyatt Washington
September Washington Conference Headquarters Hotel: JW Marriott

 

If you are not able to attend the one of the Power of Fresh Fly-Ins and/or will be in Washington DC another time this year and are interested in visiting with Members of Congress and their staff please click here to let us know!

If you have any questions please contact Angela Tiwari, Director, Grassroots and Political Action at 202.202.3416 or atiwari@unitedfresh.org