Grocers Day at the Capitol
Date(s) - Apr 8, 2015
California State Capitol
your day. your story.
With 2015 comes a new, two-year legislative session – along with nearly 30 new members of the State Legislature. Grocers Day 2015 is the perfect opportunity to introduce our organization and its members to this new freshman class.
Last year, nearly 100 CGA members met with 70 different legislative offices during our annual Grocers Day at the Capitol to discuss industry-specific issues such as California specific food labeling requirements, California Women Infant and Children’s Program (WIC) and single-use carryout bag regulation. Allowing our members to share their stories with their representatives had a direct impact on how legislators casted their votes.
Due in large part by our member’s efforts, CGA had a banner year in 2014 — defeating measures mandating California-specific labeling, passing the nation’s first statewide single-use carryout bag standard and working with California WIC to lift the nearly three-year moratorium that was imposed on the State’s retail community.
This year brings on a host of new challenges, which is why your attendance is vitally important to our industry. The event includes policy briefings, guest speakers, meetings with lawmakers and of course, our annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Nestle USA, located in the Capitol’s basement.
You won’t want to miss this year’s banner event.
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