On Wednesday, July 11 during ISRI’s Summer Board & Governance Meetings, ISRI members are urged to visit with their elected officials on Capitol Hill by participating in its Summer Fly-in.
In order to be the most productive industry advocate, we encourage you to register
for the Fly-in
when you register for the ISRI Summer Governance Meetings. In order to help you prepare for the big day, ISRI will host a webinar on Thursday, June 14 at 2 p.m. ET. The webinar will provide instructions on making Congressional appointments and review key issues, as well as answering any questions you may have. This webinar will be the primary training session for this year’s fly-in, so please plan on attending. Of course, following the webinar, you are welcome to contact ISRI staff for any additional assistance you may want or need.
Why this matters: There are issues facing the scrap recycling industry that
one day may require assistance from your U.S. Representative and Senators. They will be much more responsive to requests for help if they hear about those issues directly from you - their constituents.
But wait, there’s more…
Once again, we will have breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club
(on the House side of the Capitol) beginning at 7:30 a.m. There, we will briefly review the major issues, answer any last minute questions, and provide handouts for your meetings. At breakfast, we will also hear from U.S. Rep. George Holding (R-NC) who sits on the powerful House Ways & Means Committee which has jurisdiction over trade and tax-related matters. Rep. Holding will provide an overview of the major issues of the day and answer your questions about those issues. This session also reminds everyone how easy it is to interact with your elected leaders. At this time, we will also have an opportunity to review the issues and answer any last-minute questions.
And, should you accept this invitation… Before you get to Washington
, it is imperative that you schedule your appointments and review the key issues that ISRI staff will send you. Our major focus will be trade, especially the difficulties surrounding China.
So, what’s the ask? Our ask from Congress is to
continue to contact the Administration to make it aware that exports of scrap commodities are vitally important to the nation’s economy, the protection of the environment, jobs in every Congressional district, and the conservation of precious natural resources.
Congress will be extremely busy when you visit in July as the August recess will only be a few weeks away. With mid-term elections looming, your elected officials will be anxious to visit businesses such as yours, so this is an excellent opportunity to invite them to visit your facility during their August recess. Please contact Billy Johnson with any questions regarding this summer’s ISRI Congressional Fly-in.