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ISRI Advocacy Training Hits the Road as Michigan Hosts Legislative Reception

Recycling was the subject of the day throughout the Michigan State Capitol on Thursday as ISRI members, more than 40 state legislators, and a number of legislative staffers gathered under the Capitol dome for the recycling industry's lunch co-hosted by state senator Tom Casperson and state Rep. Gary Howell.

March29LUMichiganAdvocacyDayThe event was well staged by the chapter’s lobbying group Michigan Legislative Consultants (MLC), to maximize strategic interaction with legislators as they entered and exited the legislative chambers for business.

At the chapter’s invitation, ISRI was pleased to take its Industry Advocacy Program on the road to Michigan for the chapter’s board meeting held immediately prior to the capitol reception. While time constraints prevented a full-scale training agenda, ISRI coordinated with the chapter’s lobbyists at MLC to provide an overview of the current legislative dynamics in Lansing and key committee legislators for the industry, along with tips on identifying, approaching, and talking with legislators. Chapter leaders were pleased with the turnout and the training, with Chapter VP Jeff Crowe indicating the chapter will “likely continue with this reception annually.” 

To learn more about the ISRI Industry Advocacy Training Program, contact Billy Johnson.

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