Why is advocating important?
At AmericanHort, advocacy and a strong representation in Washington, D.C. are an important part of our legacy. Effective advocacy enables our organization to influence the public debate on important issues that can affect the horticulture industry. With your help, we can ensure that our community has a voice in the policies that impact our industry the most.
When it comes down to it, advocacy without advocates isn't going to work. We need your help. As members of AmericanHort, we need you as partners when it comes to engaging our legislators and fighting for our legislative priorities. Impact Washington brings us together as a united front to meet with elected officials in both the House and Senate to explain our priorities and their impact on green industry business success. This is your chance to advocate for horticulture!
Share Your Story
One of the most important aspects of being a good advocate is understand the issues and why they matter to you. The best way to do this is with real-life stories. Share your business' successes. Explain how the issues can impact that success. No one knows your business better than you.
Preparing to Meet with Elected Officials
Meeting with members of Congress can be intimidating, but we won't send you out alone. Impact Washington empowers attendees with a clear sense of the issues and the process before meeting with decision makers.
Check out the issue briefs here.