Find your Senators, Member of Congress and State Officials using your address.
To help you learn about legislative advocacy, PPAI provides this easy-to-follow, easy-to-understand video to help you become a voice for the promotional products industry and an example to industry colleagues.
Get the story of your meeting published by PPAI!
Take this opportunity to meet with your member of Congress in their district!
Step 1: Who represents you?
Use PPAI’s advocacy tools to find your member of Congress.
Step 2: Find contact information.
Find your legislator’s district address and contact information through the link above.
Step 4: Confirm your meeting a week prior with the legislator's scheduler.
Step 5: Review the Promotional Products position statement and prepare for your meeting.
Learn your state's industry numbers using the Little Black Book of Legislative Success.
*If you are conducting a factory visit, use the guide to help with your tour: Tips For A Successful Factory Tour
Step 6: Print copies of the positional statements to leave at the meeting.
Step 7: Plan to bring a sample of promotional products with you to your meeting
*Note: to abide with federal regulations, do not exceed the $10 gift limit with your items.
Step 8: Attend your meeting.
Be early and plan to wait. Have a staff member take a photo of you with the member of Congress.
Step 9: Send a thank you note to the member of Congress, the scheduler and any other staff you met with.
It is important that PPAI capture what you talked about during your meeting. Send an email update to Anne Stone.
Resource for small business owners provided by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.
Answers to questions about sales and use tax for business.
An overview of the IRS rules regarding independent contractors.
This resource from healthcare.gov will give an overview of the Affordable Care Act and what it could mean for you and your business.