“The next step in the engagement process is follow-up visits by legislators to NPES members’ facilities back in their home districts,” explains NPES’s Ralph Nappi. Four such visits resulted from the 2012 PRINT’S VOICE Fly-in, and several more are in the planning stages following the 2013 event. “These visits help solidify the constituents’ relationships with the members of Congress, and build a strong foundation for continued interaction on NPES government affairs priorities over time” Nappi concludes.
“There are literally hundreds of associations and industries lobbying Congress on an array of issues and it’s nearly impossible to cut through the proverbial noise without an annual face-to-face meeting on Capitol Hill,” says Michael Makin, Printing Industries of America President & CEO. “Yes, sending the occasional letter or email to lawmakers is important, but what really makes an impact is a printing company owner taking time away from his or her business to personally make the case on Capitol Hill for pro-print policies and economic growth.”
Both NPES and Printing Industries of America look forward to continuing the synergy of their PRINT’S VOICE Capitol Hill Fly-In partnership in 2014, with the goal of further expanding industry participation.
For more information contact NPES Government Affairs Director Mark J. Nuzzaco at phone: 703-264-7235 or email: email@example.com.