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Check out ways you can get ready for the Washington Conference and your meetings with the nation’s top policymakers in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. We are here to help you prepare to share the importance of the full fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain’s impact on jobs, growth and consumer demand. Additional information will be posted throughout the summer so keep coming back!

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Priority Issue Briefs:

1. Food Safety Modernization Act
2. Immigration
3. Nutrition Policy
4. Trade
5. Transportation & Infrastructure
6. Farm Bill Implementation

NEW Produce Advocacy Bootcamp:

Monday, September 16, 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Don’t be intimidated if it’s your first time in Washington. This bootcamp will offer simple and effective strategies for getting the produce industry’s voice heard, effective review of key issues and tips on making your message memorable for the week’s Congressional Meetings.

Insightful Webinars Now – Till September:

ADVOCATE: Learn What Key Legislation Will Impact You & Your Company 
July 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Tune in to hear from DC insiders on legislation and regulations that will impact you and your business. Don’t sit back, get in the know.

COLLABORATE: How to Communicate to Congress Your Effect
August 6, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Behind every breakfast, lunch and dinner plate is a story…join us to learn how to communicate your piece of this important story to Congress! The Washington Conference is the perfect opportunity to have your voice heard by Members of Congress; in this webinar we will discuss how to share your story in an effective, memorable way.

ENGAGE: What to Know and Expect in Washington  
September 10, 2019 | 2:00 PM
Gear up for your House and Senate Congressional Visits as the United Fresh team shares tips and techniques on how to maximize the impact of your Congressional Meetings at the annual United Fresh Washington Conference.

We’ll dive into the important industry issues including trade, immigration reform, food safety and more! You will leave this webinar with confidence to make your meetings with elected officials impactful so they’ll remember you and our message long after we leave their offices.

What to Know Before You Get to Washington:

1. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable State Profiles
2. Key Committee’s and Their Jurisdiction
3. What Does a Member of Congress Want to Know About You?
4. Look Up Your U.S. House of Representative and U.S. Senators – Read Their Biographies and Issues on their websites
5. What is The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Snack Program 1 Pager
6. What are Your Peers Saying?
7. You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Contact Angela Tiwari, Director, Grassroots & Political Action, for questions on how to get ready for the Washington Conference.