California Grocers Gather for Annual Advocacy Day at the Capitol


Contact: Dave Heylen, V.P. Communications California Grocers Association
Tel: 916.448.3545
Fax: 916.448.2793
E-mail: [email protected]

California Grocers Association
1415 L Street, Suite 450
Sacramento, CA 95814

SACRAMENTO, CA – (April 17, 2012) Grocers from throughout California will gather in Sacramento on April 17, 2012, to meet with their elected officials to discuss key industry issues at the California Grocers Association’s “Grocers Day at the Capitol.”

“This is an excellent opportunity for our members to meet with their state elected officials and staff and address the most pressing legislation impacting our industry,” said CGA President and CEO Ronald Fong.

In addition to meeting their elected officials in pre-scheduled meetings in the state Capitol, attendees will also hear from top legislative leaders.

“Attending Grocers Day and participating in these face-to-face meetings with legislators is the single most important activity a grocer or supplier can do to help further our industry’s cause in Sacramento,” said Keri Bailey, CGA’s Vice President of Government Relations. “Legislators want to hear from their constituents. It’s important they hear our message.”

During the one-day lobbying event, attendees will:

  • Meet with lawmakers to share concerns on critical legislation affecting the grocery industry.
  • Hear executive and legislative leaders discuss topics critical to a company’s bottom line.
  • Learn how to effectively meet and interact with elected representatives.

“In an election year, with so much at stake, it’s imperative our members attend in numbers to the most important government relations event CGA holds each year,” Fong said.

To register for the event, contact Kara Bush at (916) 448-3545.

The California Grocers Association is a non-profit trade association representing the food industry since 1898 and represents approximately 500 retail members operating over 6,000 stores in California and Nevada.