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Advocacy Toolkit


An effective and sustained relationship with a Member of Congress and staff members in the Congressional office is built upon a foundation of personal communications and face-to-face exchanges.

It is best if these occur consistently over time so that the other communications that you will use, including letters, e-mails, and phone calls, will have the kind of personal impact that can result in real action from the office on issues of importance to the foodservice distribution industry.

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Grassroots Advocacy

Engage in grassroots advocacy by inviting lawmakers to visit your facility or attend a company event, such as a ribbon-cutting ceremony.